Tuesday, August 7, 2012

My painting gift to my sister :-)

The painting below is a gift for my sister. It is a Madhubani painting with my own twist.

 Madhubani painting or Mithila painting is a style of Indian painting, practiced in the Mithila region of Bihar state, India and the adjoining parts of Terai in Nepal.

According to historical studies the Madhubani tradition is supposed to be existent in the 
period 700 years AD. This tradition is practised by the women of Kayasth and the Brahmin communities in the Mithila area of Bihar. That is why Madhubani painting is sometimes refered as Mithila painting. Since Sita, wife of Lord Rama was from Mithila, the paintings  reflect  themes & stories from Ramayana. It also reflects stories from Mahabharata, Gods & Goddess of the Mithilas and their daily routine.

 Painting is done with fingers, twigs, brushes, nib-pens, and matchsticks, using natural dyes and pigments obtained from flowers, leaves,grass,vegetables,food grains, fruits and charcoal, and is characterized by eye-catching geometrical patterns.

This is a photo of my painting : 

Title: Hanumanji
Medium: Colored pencils & Felt pen
Size: 7.5' X 10"( Watercolor paper)
Not for sale-- Already taken !

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