Time of the year when you can start using the leaves isnt it ?
Last few months have been really awesome learning process for me and I am grateful to be finding so much love and appreciation from all my readers on my self discovery in the form of Art Journals .
Today's creation is one more from my Art Journal
I am playing along INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENT OF ART & CRAFT ITAC 2017 and
the theme is
Challenge 3 - Oceania!
I have created a Art Journal page using Warli painting as the focal point. Warli painting is a style of tribal art mostly created by the Adivasis from the North Sahyadri Range in India.
This painting depicts that the rural villagers are blissfully dancing in group, celebrating & rejoicing during the festival time. I have given this a twist and used a Leaf for painting the scene and kept it black and white .
The Warli paintings are done inside the huts. The walls are made of a mixture of branches, earth and cow dung, making a red-ochre background for the wall paintings. The Warli use only white for their paintings. Their white pigment is a mixture of rice paste and water with gum as a binding. The Warli artists use a bamboo stick chewed at the end to make it as supple as a paintbrush. The Warli wall paintings are done only for special occasions such as weddings or harvests. Taking a cue from all this I have used the earthy colours , white and black.
The Shapes are inspired by traditional art , The extremely simple Warli paintings use very basic graphic forms: a circle, a triangle and a square. The circle and triangle in Warli come from their observation of nature; the circle representing the sun and the moon, the triangle derived from mountains and pointed trees.
If you wish to read and learn more about this art on its history and existence please do drop in at Shantha prabhu's blog
WARLI EXTRAVAGANZA where she has it all documented and she is the one who got me attracted to this art form and has extensively worked on this art form .
Here is a step by step procedure on how I have made this
For this page I have used clear gesso and kept the page ready.
I have then used acrylic paints and paint daubers to spread the colours evenly.
To create interest I have swabbed black paint as if done on a wall
I have spattered few white drops around to create interest
I have stuck a dried leaf which have coloured with white acrylic and then on which I have done the warli painting using black sharpie.
I have added sticker element to highlight the timeless story and given a stencil effect on the corners.
To complete the page I have added a pearl element on the sun.
For This creation I have tried to challenge myself to learn something new and incorporate it in totally different manner .
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