Tuesday, 5 March 2013

My first Attempt At a Kerala Mural Painting

I finally got my Kerala mural style painting framed.

Here it is.

Painted using acrylic and water colours, the size is more or less the same as the original murals that adorn the outer walls of the sanctum sanctorium of the Padmanabaswamy temple in Trivandrum.

These temple murals were painted using natural dyes and only 5 colours.

This is my first attempt at the temple mural style painting on canvas.

The yellow has come out too gaudy

The picture below focuses on the borders

It is a time-consuming, extremely satisfying almost meditative process.
If you work at it for 3-4 hrs a day, you can complete it in maybe 25-30 days.
I'll blog the step - by - step process when I start my next piece

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