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Kerala Mural Painting

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By Jayashree Narayanan | Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Difficulty Level Expert

Famous art of Kerala

how to do it yourself

STEP 1:-

Trace out the design on the canvas board using a yellow carbon paper

STEP 2:-

Apply Fevicryl Acrylic Colour Chrome Yellow for the background and shade it with orange around the curves of the design.

STEP 3:-

Mix Fevicryl Acrylic Colour Light Green with Lemon Yellow and apply this for the face and the body.

STEP 4:-

For the floral areas, apply light blue by mixing Fevicryl Acrylic Colour Cerulean Blue with little White.

STEP 5:-

For painting the veena, apply Fevicryl Acrylic Colour Crimson and White alternatively

STEP 6:-

On the white area, paint equi-distant black lines giving a railing effect - This is a special painting technique in Kerala Mural Art.

STEP 7:-

Outline the entire picture with Fevicryl Acrylic Colour Black to give an enhanced effect.

you will need

Fevicryl Acrylic Colour – Black 02, Chrome Yellow 03, Crimson 04, Orange 17, Light Green 12, Lemon Yellow 11, White, 27, Cerulean Blue 32, Fine Art Canvas Board– 18” x 24”, Fine Art Brush, Yellow Carbon Paper