Thursday, March 31, 2016

Painting on Marble

I never thought marble would be such an excellent surface to paint. The smoothness of the surface and the soft white color and the hardness of the material makes it an ideal surface for miniatures. Delicate lines appear with amazing clarity and it is a joy to paint on marble albeit expensive. A copy work done to illustrate jewellery design in my college exam.

Mughal King - Poster colors on marble

Tuesday, March 15, 2016


Kalighat painting originated in West Bengal and is comparatively a more recent art form of India. It originated in the 19th century in Kolkata and painters were found to practice this style in the vicinity of the Kali temple. Paintings mostly depict Hindu Mythology but we also find an array of contemporary themes in this style.

This painting was done to design props on the dance stage. Importance has been given to props - trees, hut, Rama's seat, bows and arrows.