A few days ago when I decided to paint the Madhubani art that my sister had drawn for me an idea sparked in my mind. The idea was to paint the Madhubani art in natural dyes to give it the perfect look and feel of an ancient art form of India. Here is my artwork.
|Sorry for the bad picture quality|
Here is how I prepared natural dyes:1 part Turmeric powder+2 part water+ boil = Yellow ColorLeaves (preferably spinach/smooth gourd/beans) + crush and squeeze = Sap Green1 Part Beetroot + 2 Part water + boil = Red color1 part Blueberries + 2 Part water + boil = Blue colorYou can use various flowers and vegetables to get different colors. Once you are ready with your natural dyes you can get more hues by mixing colors for example mix red and yellow to get orange, mix blue and yellow to get green, etc.
|My palette of natural colors|
It was really a big task to fill the colors in this art as it has a very intricate design and I completed it with utmost dedication and a lot of patience.
A closer look at the intricate work.
I totally loved the painting. It has come out as I wanted it. Check out more about other Indian art forms here. Happy Painting!!!