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Indian Traditional Painting:
This Indian Traditional painting is from Deep South Indian Artisans.
These marvelous paintings of have a lot of efforts put in them. The creation of this
painting involves a lot of dedication and several stages of meticulous work of art. The
process of its production is immensely complex. The process of making this painting
involves many stages.
The first and foremost step being the preparation of a board (wooden plank) for the
painting. Thanjavur painting is usually a plank of wood (originally wood of the Jackfruit tree
was used, now it's plywood) over which a layer of cloth is pasted with arabic gum. The
cloth is then evenly coated with a paste of limestone and a binding medium and let to dry.
The artist then draws a detailed sketch of the painting on the board. A paste, made of
limestone and a binding medium, is used to create 3D effect in embellishing and
ornamenting the theme using a brush.
This step is followed by ornamental work where semi-precious stones and glass pieces are
stuck to form garlands, jewels, etc. Gold foils are then used lavishly to add to the opulence
of these paintings.
Finally, dyes are used to add vibrant colors to the figures in the paintings.
A beautiful frame is then selected to accentuate the beauty of the painting.
Things & Colours used in Tanjore Painting
Gold leaves and gems of varied hues are used in selected areas like pillars, arches,
thrones, dresses, etc. The shine and glean of the gold leaves used by the Thanjavur style
paintings lasts forever. Finally, colours are applied on the sketch. In the past, artists used
natural colours like vegetable dyes, whereas the present day artists use chemical paints
which enhance the sharpness and provide better shade contrasts.
These paintings can decorate your Drawing Room, Lobby, Reception, it can be a unique gift for Christmas, wedding and special occasion.