Radhai & Krishnan (Garden)

Radhai & Krishnan

(Garden)

Completed

RK

 

Atlast I finish off coloring the skin with oil colors. Light pinkish texture for both. I didnt give the Krishna’s usual dark Blue color as he is an avatar of Lord Kannan. I just wanted Krishna to be a lover of Radhai and an ordinary human being.

The enlightened circle is painted with 3D Glitter Silver color.

Now I have to paste an big foil of aluminium on the back side of the glass, where the whole paints are lying.

Then for framing. This time I am not going for Golden frame as it is a regular for the Deity Paintings. My son, whom I want to present this painting, wants an wooden finish of frame.

Next week I’ll post this lovely romantic painting with the frame. Because the frame man will take his own time like I did. 🙂

 

 

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How to paint Glass Tanjore Painting

Yasoda Kannan II

Starting with the pearl colors for costumes, we have to decide the colors that match. Yasoda’s saree, its pallu, the veil, krishna’s angavastra colors must compliment each other. Vibrant colors can be used. The glass reflects bright colors the most.

Step 3

At first, clean up the extra gold paintings that edges out of the design by using a hairpin or such a thing.

Color the fabrics of your choice with pearl/acrylic colors. Pearl color goes well with tanjore type paintings. It shows the richness of the figurines that we paint.


When we are painting the eyes, do with extra care. Have to leave some white space in the pupil of the eye. First color the black (not pure black, mix some white) pupil and left it for dry. After dried, give pearl white for the remaining part of the eye. 

For the hair also, mix some brown color with black, especially for childrens’ hair. Always check whether the colors are fully filled the design, by just lifting the glass at 45 deg to let light.   

Next finish off with the pillars.For the pillars, I just go with 3D colors for the designed part and red acrylic for remaining. It blends well.


Viewing Side (Front Side) of the Painting



Tomo’ we will be coloring the skin with oil colors


How to paint Glass Tanjore Paintings

                 

Yasoda and Kannan

                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.


Glass Tanjore Painting

Tanjore Paintings of Hindu God/Goddess done on Glass is decorative, attractive and cost less than Tanjore paintings. 

Step 1

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. 

 

Step 2

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.



African Art on Glass

Nice to paint this type of  art on the glass…it has no defined face, eyes, nose and lips that makes me to put so much of oil paint variations on the face…because I usually apply oil colors for the skin of the figure that I am painting.

Giving Shades :

Most glass painters, mostly beginners… use the same acrylic colors, that too not showing any variations for the cheek, chin or forehead… I wont argue you all to not using any acrylic colors for the skin texture. Show some color variations.  Keep the glass upright and do the painting.

Light shaded part

Drawing outlines for the shaded part gives the picture an amateurish look .

Only Outline

Draw only the outline of the pitcher. Give the lighter shades while coloring.

First put the light shades. Then give the dark shade part and when its wet(acrylic dry quick) take some dark shade on your brush, move over the lighter shaded part. Remember you are painting on the reverse side. So keep the glass upright and view the painting’s shade, whether it comes out well or not.

Merging of lighter and darker shades

Making lighter in the center

Shades in Pitcher

Acrylic Colors are over

Front View

Painting Side - Reverse

Careful about the Large Glass :

cuts

Some cuts and wounds on the pressed part of your hand with the glass are common while putting the glass upright.

Now next I paint the background with oil colors which gives the gradient effect…Wait…

Reverse Glass Painting

In my house, the builder put some spaces in the Living room, that I almost  filled with some of my paintings.

 

But I am having some idea of filling with larger ones. So I measure the space leave 4 inches for the frame and purchase the glass of size 15 x 42 inch.

I got a picture of African art traced and transferred it on the glass.

Tracing Sheet under the glass

Transferred to glass

I’ll continue…..

Gifts

 

Completed Painting Gifts…