KCS Paniker, Conolly canal
Watercolour on paper
45 cm x 30 cm
KCS Paniker's personalised brush strokes speak of his fascination for Kerala, the lost horizon of his childhood. Kovalezhi Cheerampathoor Sankaran Paniker (May 31, 1911 — January 15, 1977) was born in Coimbatore.
Paniker's early paintings in water colours are incandescent, expressing the reflections of the bright sunlight on coconut and areca nut plantations, green fields won over by the breeze. The sense of sunlight and shadows created patterns in his naturescapes with the notion of human participation formed by suggestive strokes.