Indian Miniature Painting Method

I had the pleasure of attending a five-day workshop on Indian Miniature Painting by Artist Mr Sohan Singh Billawria at Srinagar. Being a student, follower and Teacher of Art: different styles, their nuances, variation in execution and materials from different areas is a matter of curiosity. To watch the execution of the different stages of…

Block Printing on Fabric

Wooden block Block printing is an age-old method of hand printing on fabric and paper.  There are many different techniques to create surface designs. Some of them are dyeing the entire white fabric, dyeing the fabric by using the resist method, painting with a brush, which is a time-consuming method to cover large surfaces. In…

Rainy Season Snack- Arbi Leaves

  Colocasia, Taro, Eddo, or Arbi as it is generally known in India is a popular ingredient of a rainy season snack.  In fact, in western Uttar Pradesh, it is known as “ghuinya“.  On a visit to Andamans, I saw the plant growing abundantly along the roads we traveled.  I was surprised to see them…

Repousse or Metalwork

Repousse is the method of working on metal from the reverse side. By hammering and shaping from the back a low relief design or ornamentation is created. I spent a day at Mr. Vivek Das’s Studio to get a feel of the technique. I am posting the photos in a sequence of work 1. Copper sheet fixed…

Step by Step Decoration of Easter Eggs!

Easter is celebrated at a time when new life is sprouting after a long and hard winter. The tradition of Easter eggs is related to a long happy life, rebirth and immortality.  Easter Sunday falls on the day Jesus Christ Resurrected and so it is celebrated.  Different traditions are followed of painting eggs and decorating…

Dress the Figure – Tutorial and Challenge ! Last Date 30th April 2015

This is a challenge I am posting. You have to dress the template of the man provided. I am posting the tutorial of how I have done it. You have to dress the figure and click a picture and post it on the website www.culturechauraha.com by 30th of April 2015. The best entry will be…

Easy to Make Organic Holi Colours at Home

Holi is a festival of fun and frolic. We play with colours, but over the last so many years our colours have changed to chemicals. These chemical colours are harmful to our skin, system as well as environment. There has been an effort by a lot of people to create awareness and promote natural organic…

Tanjore Painting

Possessing a Tanjore painting is a matter of pride. It is a great painting technique and the pleasure of creating your own painting is immense. Starting a painting right from sketching, executing to finishing is time-consuming and a lot of hard work. Tanjore Paintings originate from the southern part of India. They developed around 400…

White Decorative Tree

  This is what the tree looked like at the wedding venue. This white artificial bonsai tree was made for a friend’s sister’s wedding. Jason’s sister is getting married and he had an idea that all the friends and family could tie their best wishes and their blessings on a bonsai.  The blessings written on…

Rangoli Tutorial

Irrespective of its name this art form is practised by the whole of India- rich and poor alike. This is an art form for all festivals and celebrations. The Rangoli design is created every day, hence you get a new rangoli with a new dawn. The method may be dry or wet and colours may…