Sunday, August 31, 2008

Madhubani in Acrylic

I love the Madhubani style of painting, and want to take a class in it one of these times I'm in India. I've been impatient to try it out though and so decided I'd go ahead and make one with acrylic. It lacks the delicate, transparent beauty of original Madhubani, but I think of mine as a variation to this style. Here's my first experiment, of Goddess Kali.

7 comments:

kitchensurfing said...

Bindu!


You're awesome!Its beautiful. Is it acrylic or oil on what surface?

You HAVE to make me one, serious!

Vidya said...

Looks really nice! Did you do it on fabric?

bindu said...

It is acrylic on canvas. I plan on doing three panels on goddesses ... but no idea when that will get done!

megha punater said...

bindu its amazing,love the colours.do you sell your work?

bindu said...

Megha - thanks! I haven't tried to sell my work yet ... not sure how I would get it priced or how I'd get around to selling it. Any suggestions?
Btw, I do really like that picture of the red-strapped sandals that you've painted!

amuraj said...

wowwwwwwww!That was fabulous!You have your first student ready for your classes!

bindu said...

Amutha ma'am - thank you. This finished product took a lot of iterations when the painting didn't look so good! If I try to teach that trial and error process, students will pull all their hair out and run away from me!