Krishna(Kannan) belonged to the Vrishni clan of Yadavas from Mathura, and was the eighth son born to the princess Devaki, and her husband Vasudeva. The king Kansa, Devaki’s brother, had ascended the throne by imprisoning his father, King Ugrasena. Afraid of a prophecy that predicted his death at the hands of Devaki’s eighth son, Kansa had the couple locked into a prison cell and killed all seven.
Krishna, who was born to Devaki as the eighth child, was given to Yashoda and Nanda in Gokul, by Krishna’s father Vasudeva on the night of his birth. Thus, Yasoda was the foster-mother of Krishna.With the discovery of Krishna’s real parents as well as the public knowledge that he is the heir apparent of Mathura, Yashoda had to let go of her son in the end.
Various childhood episodes or Lilas of Krishna, growing in Yashoda’s household abound in Hindu religious texts. The stories of Krishna’s childhood and youth tell how he became a cow herder, his mischievous pranks as Makhan Chor (butter thief) and his role as a protector of the people of Vrindavana.
Tanjore Paintings of Hindu God/Goddess done on Glass is decorative, attractive and cost less than Tanjore paintings.
Have the design with reverse side of the transparent tracing sheet on the glass.
Because we are drawing on the reverse side of the glass.
So that it’ll be perfect, when it’s viewed from the front side.
I draw the traced picture of Yasoda Kannan over the reverse side of the glass.
Keep a white sheet of paper underneath, so that the design is clearly seen.
Apply the gold color(Pearl metallic or Gold powder mixed) for ornaments and glass colors/stone colors/3D colors for stones in jewels.
When applying, just lift the glass and see whether the color completely filled the design.
Viewing(front) side of the painting
Today, I just finished with this level. Day after tomorrow (two days time for drying) we will finish the acrylic/pearl colors for fabrics in the design.
Urvashi and Pururavas
This painting on glass shows the split up of King Pururavas and the
great celestial maiden at Indra’s court Urvashi.
This painting is the reproduction of Raja Ravi Varma’s work
on glass done by me.
(Heard of another similar story line went bet’n Ravi Varma and his lady love
Shhh… No Gossips Please…)
I did the painting using two glass pieces cut out in same size. The glasses must be thin, usually 1 mm thickness.
Take the picture. Decide which portions of it comes on foreground and which one in the background.
Draw the outline of the parts of the design on the two glasses respectively.
Design on one glass
Design on another
Paint the colors over the glasses. Careful with the foreground coloring. Whatever in the design alone can be colored.
Fort, sky and clouds are colored.
Urvashi, Pururavas and front balcony colored.
Let it dry. I used oil colors ’cause it shows the shaded and contours well. It took some time , mostly three or four days to touch-dry. Use hair dryer to dry it on two days.
Place the glasses one over other. It clearly shows front and backdrop of the picture. Now go for frame.
Urvashi and Pururavas - Not a Fairy Tale
Sure… Not a Fairy Tale at all…