Monday, December 12, 2011

How To Paint Glass Tanjore Painting

Yasoda Kannan IV

Step 5

I finished by giving the background color for the picture. Let it dry. 

Viewing Side (Front Side) of the Painting

Step 6


  • Choose traditional frame for tanjore paintings on glass. 
  • I'll frame it after two days of drying and pasting some aluminium foil(0.2 mm thickness which used as chocolate wrappings) over the glass colors wherever I applied the glass colors, just for the glittering effect.
  • This time I just covered wholly with foil. Apply the glue only on the sides where its given acrylic colors. 
  • Now mostly I replace glass colors with 3D colors, that wont require any foil behind them to reflect. 

Next see you with Framed Work....

Friday, December 9, 2011

How To Paint Glass Tanjore Painting

Yasoda Kannan III

Now starting with oil colors. You need two or three days for drying. If you are a first timer, apply the oil coloring one by one letting each color to dry. 

Step 4

Choose the skin color for Yasoda and I choose light pink for darker shades and whitish pink for light shades. However, she being a North Indian of wheatish white complex, as a divine one she is I add a pnikish tint to her skin. For this get a mix of little rose madder hue, lot of white, burnt umber a bit. For Kannan his original color of blue is to given. Get a mix of cobalt blue a little, white a lot, prussian blue a bit. Use brush to paint the edges of the design and within the design apply dabbing method. 

Have Glitter Sand (3D color) scattering here and there for the floor to shine up. Then go for oil color of your choice. 

Give the outer border filled with a acrylic color that matches your background color of the painting and the frame you going to choose. If you want you can give the border color first before going for oil colors. 

Viewing Side (Front Side) of the Painting

One more coloring is in due - for the background.....Pack Up....Meet u Tomo'....

Dabbing :
Take a bit of sponge, dip in the mix, just dab over the design.  

Saturday, December 3, 2011

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