Madhubani painting - Dancing Ganesha on handmade paper

Madhubani - Kalamkari Ganesha on hand made paper

This is not an original painting. It is a reproduction of Naatiya Ganesha I came across in the exotic Indian art gallery.
Somu and I have been wanting to put up a home tour for the last 2 years. Some how I have been postponing it as I am yet to fill up some walls with something interesting. One such wall is the entrance foyer and I finally managed to paint for it. I decided on Madhubani which has always been my favorite art style.
Madubani - Kalamkari Painting
Dancing Ganesha - Madhubani design on hand made paper
This time I chose madhubani style with kalamkari color combination on some left over hand made paper. For my earlier Ram - Seetha madubani painting, I had used acrylic colors. So it was quite easy this time. Acrylic works the best on handmade paper as the density is not as heavy as oil or as low as water colors.
Madhubani design of Ganesha
Madhubani  painting - A closer View
As for the thinner, I prefer acrylic gloss medium  as it prevents blotting of hand made paper. The outline on the entire image was made using black felt tip pen. So here goes - Madhubani Dancing Ganesha in our entrance foyer. 
Ganesha Acrylic painting on handmade paper
Ganesha - Acrylic painting
We wanted to save some time and did not want to indulge in DIY photo framing. Since we wanted the frame to match the rest of the framing that we did for the other paintings at home, we gave that task to our regular framing vendor. 

Your turn now : Tell me how you like the painting. Good, bad or otherwise, please leave your comment. It will fuel my passion and make me want to do more.

~ Preethi

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  1. நர்த்தன கணேசனின் அற்புதமான நடனம் ,

  2. படம் மாட்டியிருக்கும் நுழைவாயிலின் அழகோடு சேர்த்து லாங் ஷாட்டில் படம் வெளியிடுங்களேன்

    1. Chithi, because the foyer is narrow, the long shot was possible only from an angle and the painting was not so visible in that view... So didn't put the long shot

  3. I love the kalamkari colours on this one.. Makes it stand out.. I also love the handmade paper.. the paper looks lovely.. give it a cloth kind of look.. Overall the painting is fabulous.. amazing.. You sure are very talented.. :)

    1. Patty... Ya I really love the rustic effect hand made paper gives out. Thanks a lot :)

  4. நர்த்தன கணபதி ரொம்ப அழகு

  5. நர்த்தன கணபதி ரொம்ப அழகு

  6. நடனகளியாட்டம் புரியும் நர்த்தனவினாயகர் நேர்த்தியாக வடிவம் கொடுத்து வண்ணம் தீட்டியிருப்பது உன் வளர்ச்சிக்கு அடுத்த படிக்கல். என் இனிய பாராட்டுக்கள். மேலும் தொடரட்டும் உன் வண்ணக்கலை - அப்பா

  7. Beautiful work!!! BTW, how to get that yellow ocre and blue shades with acrylic paints, colors similar to natural dyes used in kalamkari works? will thinner help to get those shades?

  8. Hello Kavitha, Thank you for stopping by .From my experience using acrylic on hand made paper can itself give a natural effect. The one I used is a course beige hand made paper and for my madhubani painting ( I simply used cobalt blue and ochre on hand made paper. Normally acrylic paints are used with water. But on hand made paper I experimented it with linseed oil that did the trick. Try it out and let us know how it turned out. Good luck :)

  9. Thanks for the reply. I will definitely try that and let you know. Thanks again.

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