Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Mural art

As I realised I wasn't getting anywhere with my art projects mainly because I didn't know (still don't know) much, I decided to take professional help. I was buying and storing a lot of art and craft material but wasn't using any or experimenting with it because I was scared I would waste material and money. So I finally enrolled for some classes and took up a murals class.

Here I learnt to work with ceramic powder, dental powder and air dry clay. These are used for creating different shapes and textures based on your design. I was very happy with all that I learnt and completed two murals.
The wisdom tree
The mural titled "The Wisdom Tree" was my best project. It took me 10 hours to complete just the leaves. That is mould the ceramic paste into a leaf shape then texture the leaf and paste it. Now while it looked beautiful I had the task of painting it and I love painting, so I thought it would be cakewalk and here is the end result:

I somehow wasn't satisfied with the end result and the paint just doesn't do justice to the work put into the artwork. Here is the second mural, as this was in the workshop from start to finish I only have the completed picture.
I do like this one just that they both have too much in it. This is a mural with a pot (of butter) the weird rod is actually a rod like kitchen accessory used to churn the buttermilk to get butter. then their is a peacock feather and a flute. The feather and the flute are the identity of Lord Krishna in Hindu religion and He loved cream. So the mural basically combines three of His favourite things and well the blue at the bottom is water (no idea about that, I just bought the already cut wooden base.)But if I had to make a story it would be that it depicts the river Yamuna on whose banks Lord Krishna's grew up.

Again the Pictures don't do complete justice to the artwork, however do let me know if you like it.
Thanks for reading.

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