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The Making of Tanjore Painting

Posted by sandhyaravii on May 15, 2012

BOARD PREPARATION:
The first step of Tanjore painting starts from Board Preparation, where we prepare the surface for the painting. On a Waterproof wooden board, white cloth is pasted and coating work is done with mixture of lime stone powder and other materials, after which polishing is done for a smoother surface.
TRACING WORK:
From this step concentration and dedication needed to get magnificent Painting outlook. The outline of the painting is drawn after which stone work marking is done.
STONE FIXING:
In this step we do the fixing of the Jaipur Stones, where it looks like ornaments and adds beauty to the paintings. It makes the painting Elite. Lot care to be taken in this step as it is also a base work for the painting.
BASE MUKK WORK:
Mukk work is done for embossing effect in the painting. Base mukk work is done with mixture of Tanjore painting lime stone powder and Arabic Gum.
BRUSH DESIGN WORK:
In this work we create fine design above the Base Mukk work, where curtain design, ornaments, others are drawn with thick mukk compound and will be left to dried completely.
FIXING OF GOLD FOIL:
In this step we paste the 24ct Pure gold foils over the Mukk work and Brush design work. The gold foil is cut in suitable shape and size to suit the paintings and will be pasted with the help of Arabic gum. (No other additives will be used because that could damage the Gold Foil)
BODY COLOURING :
Here we start the colouring work, where we do the body colouring with the colour suitable for the subject. As the purpose is to create the base before we do the washing work.
LINING WORK:
In this step we draw the line design over the Gold foil to get a good effect on the painting, which make the embossing work more effective.
WASHING WORK:
After Body colouring, we start the washing work. We create the effects in the colouring where the washing is done to match the lighting effect on the subject of the painting.
CURTAINS AND GARLAND (MALA) WORK:
Here we do the Curtain colouring work, then we match the curtains colour with the Garland colour, so the painting looks really beautiful. Most care is taken to make the curtains and garland look really beautiful.
FINAL LINING WORK:
After finishing the curtain and mala work, Lining work is done even over the curtain, mala, and other places where ever necessary.
FACE AND FINAL WORK:
After finishing all the work, finally face feature work is done, where most care has to be shown because it creates the final image for the whole process. After face work, Then final touching work is done like matching the touch of colour in the painting. Then Framing of the painting is done.

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