So this time I decided to make a painting… it’s been a while since I touched my color box. I wanted to make something bright, vibrant and colorful ...something that immediately lifts up the spirit and the only thing flashed before my eyes is the Madhubani Painting. So I made one but before jumping on my work I am sharing some facts about The Madhubani Paintings.
Madhubani Painting is a traditional art form practiced in the Indian villages of Madhubani and Mithila in Bihar. It is also known as Mitila Paintings. Madhubani, which in literal translation means Forest of Honey (Madhu-honey, Bans-forest or wood) has created its own place world wide.
Madhubani painting has its distinct style and well recognized by it. Done on various mediums such as cloth, hand made paper and canvas Madhubani painting originally made on cow dung treated wall with natural paints.Though the main themes of Madhubani paintings are images of Hindu deities such as Krishna, Ram, Shiva, Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati, you will be able to find beautiful Madhubani paintings of sun, moon, daily activities, nature, flora and fauna too. Madhubani paintings display vibrant and bold use of colors and traditional geometric patterns that supports the main theme. Some of the main features of all the Madhubani paintings are double line borders and gaps between the two lines filled with the cross or straight lines, floral patterns, abstract-like figures of deities and bulging eyes. No shading technique is used in these paintings but colors are always bright, bold and beautiful.
Let’s see how my painting turned out...