TERRE HAUTE — Standing in the shade of a small tree along Ohio Street, Rajesh Naidu has spent the past nine mornings adding color to canvas.
As the artist-in-residence at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Naidu has been producing paintings he plans to display later this year.
Tribune-Star/Joseph C. Garza A familiar scene: Rajesh Naidu is the artist-in-residence at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and is painting scenes from the Wabash Valley as part of his residency. Here, he uses oils on canvas to recreate a scene along Ohio Street on Thursday.
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Another recent painting features a barn in the countryside during the afternoon light.
His current subject is the Indiana Theatre during the morning.
“I only work on this until about noon,” he said. “That’s when the light changes.”
Naidu said he could spend several more mornings with his easel and paints set up on Ohio Street east of Seventh Street.
“This has a lot of details, as in architectural details, but even if I’m not getting too detailed, I may be out here another week to get the quality of colors right,” he said.
During the next year as artist-in-residence, Naidu is teaching art history and studio classes, while hosting workshops and open studio hours. He is also collaborating with other departments. Rose-Hulman offers a minor degree in art.
Naidu said he has been…