African painting

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African painting ,shilpkar clay

African painting on canvas with shilpkar clay

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It has been a  very long time since my last post.I had done this work almost 6 months back but somehow couldn’t get time all these days to post  it 🙂 .This is my first African painting .I wanted to give a shot at african painting 🙂 .As I said earlier, I want to try diffrerent things and hope it has come well.I did this simple painting of women on a  8″X 10″ canvas panel.

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Fevicryl shilpkar ideas – flowers

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fevicryl shilpkar ideas
Clay flowers on canvas

Fevicryl shilpkar ideas  – flowers ,on a canvas

Today I thought of doing one more artwork with Fevicryl shilpkar clay !

This time I tried doing clay painting on a 6″X8″ canvas panel.Here i made clay flowers on a canvas panel with red background.

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Lippan work /mud and mirror work

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Lippan work with shilpkar clay
Wall hanging

Lippan work /Mud and mirror work

Mud and mirror work also known as Lippan kaam is a traditional mural craft of Kutch,Gujrat.Various communities in Kutch do mud work and have their own distinct style. Most communities live in circular mud houses known as Bhungas that have thatched roofs. These houses have evolved over the years to survive the harsh climatic conditions of Kutch. The inner walls of the homes are adorned with decorative mud-mirror work. Materials used are locally available in the region,like mixture of clay and camel dung. Now gum is used to stick mirrors.The glittering mirrors in the mud-relief work brighten up the interiors of the houses with just a single lamp. Though the work is limited mainly to the interior walls, it can be found on the outer walls as well. Commonly made designs consist of peacock, camel, elephant, water bearer women, women churning buttermilk, temples, mango tree, etc.
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