Sonali Mohanty

"First Drink of the Day"
Acrylic, Mixed Media on Canvas
28 x 22"


In rural India, the day starts early and breakfast usually consists of a drink of tea or coffee with bread. This painting depicts a traditionally attired rural woman having her first drink of the day. In rural India, they have a unique style of drinking coffee. The drink is taken in a bowl and poured into a saucer to cool it and it is sipped with leisure. This is the time to relax and plan for the day ahead. Be it in a coffee shop in New York or in the rural house of India, coffee or tea is usually the most important morning ritual of people all over the world.