I had the opportunity of witnessing a live-painting session a couple of weeks back at the Lalit Kala Academy, Chennai, held as part of the South Indian Art Show. Meant to explore the link between inspiration, painting, dance & music, it featured established artists from the city painting during a Thapattam performance (a folk dance form native to the state of Tamil Nadu). I especially loved the informal setting of the whole event – a wonderful mix of sunlight, falling leaves, people and art. And working simultaneously with different media (photography & sketches) left me with different perspectives of the same event. Here are some photographs from the event and some sketchy sketches I managed to do in between!