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Kerala Mural Horse Painting

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Difficulty Level Intermediate

This canvas painting is inspired by the traditional Kerala mural paintings of India. This painting is coloured using Acrylic Colours in the traditional style and technique of the typical Kerala Mural Paintings.

how to do it yourself

STEP 1:-

Take a stretched canvas
Draw a Kerala horse mural design on an A3 sized white paper
Trace the design on the canvas using yelllow carbon paper
You may draw the design directly on the canvas

STEP 2:-

Kerala Mural Horse Painting  - Step 2 | Hobbyideas

Take Acrylic Colours - Ultramarine Blue 23 and White to paint the clouds
The clouds are painted by sponge dabbing the colours in a gradation
Leave it to dry
Outline the clouds using Acrylic Colour - Black

STEP 3:-

Kerala Mural Horse Painting  - Step 3 | Hobbyideas

The horse is painted using Crimson, Golden Yellow and a shade of pink made by mixing Crimson and White
Leave it to dry
Outline the horse and the design using Acrylic Colour - Black
The ground is painted using Burnt Sienna in a shading effect
Paint the flowers, leaves and the grass using Acrylic Colours - Crimson and Sap Green in a shading effect
Leave it to dry

STEP 4:-

Frame the stretched canvas that can be now mounted on the wall

you will need

Fevicryl Acrylic Colours - Burnt Sienna 01, Black 02, Crimson 04, Golden Yellow 09, Sap Green 21, Ultramarine Blue 23, White 27, Fine Art Brushes, Canvas board 15” x 18” inches, Colour Palette, Water Container, Pencil, A3 Sized White Paper, Yellow Carbon Paper