Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Indian Art Gallery Wall: Kalamkari Painting

If you are a regular reader of 3D then you might be aware of my passion and love for Indian art forms. I have said it earlier also that I am creating a gallery wall in my home dedicated to various Indian art forms like Kalamkari, Madhubani, Warli, Pattachitra, Mural, Lippan, Tanjore, Miniature, Pichhwai and Gond to name a few. And you will be glad to know that I am creating it from scratch. I have decided to paint all the famous Indian art forms myself that I plan to put up on the gallery wall. Half of the paintings are already done still, long way to go but I am thoroughly enjoying this work in progress phase too. Can't express the excitement of painting and putting together these beautiful paintings to create an Indian art gallery wall in my home.

From now on I'll be sharing some important updates on how my Indian art gallery wall is shaping up. So first in this series is this beautiful Kalamkari Gajalakshmi painting. This is actually a print I won in a blogging contest ran by a very talented friend and fellow blogger Deepa Gopal, who paints really well. I must thank her as I just needed to fill the colours in the print and one more beauty is all set to add charm to my space.

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This is Srikalahasti style of Kalamkari which is characterised by the excess use of red, green, blue, yellow and mainly figures of Gods with round faces, big eyes and stout bodies are drawn.  
Though I have worked with brush no. 0, 00 and 000 earlier too but this time I found it quite hard to fill the colours meticulously. The design was so intricate that I almost thought of using magnifying glass while filling colours. 

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Here's a closer look for you to admire the detailing of this piece. Painting an intricate piece of art has always been equivalent to meditation for me. It was a soul-satisfying experience to paint this Kalamkari art print. Next, I am planning to paint Gond art and I have the canvas ready for it :)


Stay connected with me on Instagram for regular updates. Soon I'll be sharing the details on another Indian art form. 



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