Monday, February 17, 2014

My Hand Painted Tray!!

An elephant's picture on packing of incense stick caught my fancy
 and the moment I saw it I wanted to paint it somewhere. 
I painted it on a plastic tray and put all my imagination and creativity to make it look different from what is available easily in the market. How I did it..I chose a bit different color combination, motif and intricate design that reflect true essence of India.

Suzani Elephant Hand Painted Tray


When I started 'Indian Art' series and 'Indian Textile' series on my blog I read a lot about different art forms and textile and was intrigued by the beauty of all art forms and textile around the world. I was determined that I will try my hand on each one of them whether it is art or textile. I have tried art forms like Warli, Madhubani, Gond, Tangle art, Tye-die pattern on terracotta figurine and  now I am trying to paint textile patterns like Ikat, Kilim, Block printing, Kanjivaram and here is one that recently I painted..... Suzani on my elephant. Doesn't it look wonderful. I liked the combination of sienna, pink, black and white.

Suzani Elephant Hand Painted Tray

An year ago I saw a cabinet painted in Suzani pattern and I was inspired to do something like that. So I came up with this idea with my personal touch of course.

Suzani Elephant Hand Painted Tray

I loved the way this tray has turned out. Intricate work that is done with lot of patience.

Suzani Elephant Hand Painted Tray

Leaving you with some more images.............

Suzani Elephant Hand Painted Tray


Suzani Elephant Hand Painted Tray

Let me know how do you like it :) Working on some more interesting projects so stay tuned!!



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