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Graphic Art

This played out in the advertising jobs given me from several companies and then my own business.
Newspapers and postal drops were my specialty and designing was especially important to getting as much information to the reader’s eye as possibly. This meant clever drawings had to take the place of words.

In more recent years as a writer this skill has paid off when choosing as few words as possible to describe something. Generally, authors waft on trying to paint a picture that their audience will pick up on. The same goes for the Internet.

Web pages and articles have about six seconds of viewing time to catch their audience before the page is clicked over. Unless there is a catchy title or a word that grabs their interest they are gone, and they rarely return.

While the viewing audience of this latest media format amounts to many millions or more there is no guarantee that a web page will be seen. Instead of word many will be drawn in by a great image. Over time a logo or comedy picture will instantly connect if they know that there is a benefit to be had by sticking around.

Logo’s are great draw cards and teaching people to respond to them is best done through the graphics rather than words. That is because many are not fast readers and some can barely read at all. But everyone responds to a picture.

If, on the other hand, one is appealing to a more intellectually aware audience it is the words rather than the image they respond to. It’s important to know, therefore, who your audience will be and how to best present your material so the balance is right. That is where graphic art, writing, and drawing skills all come into play.

The Art Capital

The art has been changing from the old times and nowadays the painting has been done on canvas, cloth, and paper. As the time passes by, the painting began turning into a piece of merriment and extraordinary occasions. Gradually the painting of India crossed the conventional limits and began achieving authorities of workmanship, both at the national and the global level.

The ladies from this district have been rehearsing society expressions since the 1800’s. The moms have been passing their insight and lessons to their little ones & showing them the aesthetic examples and colors minimal known to the outside world.

The Making

Madhubani paintings are created from natural colors such as ocher, charcoal soot, flowers, turmeric, sandalwood, apple and banyan tree leaves and paste of powdered rice. Painting is finished with the help of twigs, fingers, and brushes.

Themes of the Painting

The portrayed are designed in geometrical forms. The mostly drawn themes belonged to nature such as sun, moon, holy plants tulsi, flowering plants, birds and animals for filling the gaps in between the images. Along with Hindu deities such as Shiva, Rama, Krishna, Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati During some important and auspicious events like marriages, childbirth and festivals such as Holi, Diwali, Durga Pooja, Surya Pooja etc.

3 different styles of Madhubani painting

The art form of Madhubani is divided into three famous styles according to their caste system

1. Brahman: Being highest in the caste the Brahmins ladies were allowed to designs and color their painting using the bright hues. Making the religious portrait of god and goddesses. Due to their easy access to all holy text, it got much easier for them to make religious and mythological motifs.

2. Kayastha: The Kayasthas are on the second in the caste system after Brahmans. As we all know Kayastha are believed to be great warriors and braves. They got the style of painting and showcasing fertility. Animals and flowering plants including holy animals, birds, and plants such as lotus, parrot, peacock, fish and tortoise.

3. Dusadh: The third and lower caste in the hierarchy of caste system. The Dusadh people were not allowed to use any sort of religious motifs in their paintings. Their style of painting is otherwise called Tattoo or Godhana painting. Regular themes of vegetation can be found in their specialty. With time as the social acknowledgment broadened, they have now begun painting themes of divine god and goddesses. And nowadays their utilisation of dynamic hues is very like the Brahmin style of painting.

Advancement

All around known as the ladies’ craft, today the innovative world sees a sexual orientation, move where men are seen adding their imaginative touch to this conventional artistic expression. In current circumstances, form masters are back-pedalling to the rich material legacy of this workmanship and resuscitating this craftsmanship by outlining Madhubani sarees, dupattas, and the Indo-western dresses.

At various fashion weeks, fashioners have exhibited shading filled gathering of Madhubani outlines. From sarees, salwar kameez, long skirts, and palazzo jeans are wonderfully planned in Madhubani workmanship.

Expectedly, this craftsmanship was done to beautify and add hues to homes. In any case, with evolving times, it is currently even done on high-quality paper-mâché items and divider works of art.

Foreign Scholars investment in promoting Madhubani Painting

The foreign scholars have played a significant role in advancing the artistic painting globally likewise was gigantic. The very first person to visit Mithila and promote the art was a French journalist and author Yves Vequad, in the mid-1970s. His exploration created a book and a film, The Ladies Painters of Mithila. He was soon trailed by the German anthropologist and folklorist Erika Moser. Moser and Raymond Lee Owens, an American who set up the Master Craftsmen Association of Mithila in 1977.

Painting landscapes

These three choices offer the artist a variety of visual and texture techniques to duplicate a landscape onto canvas. The acrylic paint itself will create interesting textures from watery see-through mists to thick oil textures.

Landscape locations

  • A popular method of capturing the outdoors is to take photos during different times of the day or use photos from your travel adventures. This is more time-saving than sitting outdoors for long periods of time or venturing out on different days hoping to capture the right light effect.
  • Set up your easel at the beach, your favorite lake site, a mountain site, or a neighborhood park.
  • Sit by a home window which presents beautiful scenery from the lawn or flower beds.
  • Browse a variety of magazines and other print material or videos, film, DVDs, and online travel or landscaping viewing for landscape pictures and ideas.
  • Meditate; then draw and paint a landscape picture from your memory bank.

Painting Tools

Acrylic painting techniques for painting landscapes is an adventure onto itself. The painting tools and your brush stroke style will create many variables. Use different types of brushes, palette knives, towels, fingers, paper towels, sponges, and other notions which capture your imagination. If using a brush does not capture the likeness of a particular plant, rock, or flower then experiment with other suggested tools. These paints are very versatile allowing you to match your artistic style of traditional through experimental.

Painting Techniques

Artists need to practice different types of techniques with a variety of tools to understand how to create desired real life effects on a flat surface.

Thin your tint to a watery consistency and apply to canvas. It is important to use textured paper designed for water coloring. Have a sheet of a paper towel handy to wipe and stop bleeds as needed.

Acrylic paints can be directly applied to the selected surface or canvas. The versatility of this paint will allow you to use all three methods to create the desired illusions. Acrylics open a world of choices for texture. Have fun with it.

Pencil Sketching

Sketching ahead will allow you to make corrections and see the final product in the penciled form. If you are using a graphite pencil, use light strokes. The acrylic paint may not cover your pencil marks.

Some artists like to sketch with colored pencils to discourage unwanted visible markings under a thin layer of paint. Sketching before or after applying a layer of background paint will be a personal choice.

Paint Sketching

Painting without sketching is freedom to be challenged by errors and happy accidents. You will be placed into the unknown. Your colored creation will take many twists and turns as your landscape painting is born on canvas.

Use a soft broad brush to make a series of horizontal, vertical, or interweave strokes. Use a smaller brush or tool substitute tinted with paint to sketch trees, waterfall, shrubbery, road, fencing, and other landscape features as guidelines. Upon completion of sketching, return to fill in details to finalize the landscape.

These paints are easy to apply, no allergy irritants, no toxic fumes, and very affordable. A person can paint on any type of surface.

Floral Paintings

Floral paintings becoming coveted products for art collectors globally, smart replications and reproductions of some of the most valued floral art forms are making their presence felt in art stores online. Art lovers have a fancy for floral art for two significant reasons, their beauty and meaning. Different flowers tend to have different kinds of symbolic messages attached to them; therefore some flowers tend to be more popular and wanted than others. Across history, artists had been inspired by the prettiest flowers and found them to be the perfect objects for their paintings.

Did you know that some of the earliest known paintings depicted flowers and plants? Here, we have assembled some floral paintings, sculpture home décor that are being purchased by art enthusiasts globally.

‘Roses and Sunflowers’

A masterpiece by Vincent van Gogh, this 1886 creation is currently hosted at ‘Kunsthalle Mannheim’, a much famed museum showcasing modern and contemporary paintings. Like most paintings and art forms by Vincent van Gogh, this one was also created with oil upon canvas. An art store online selling floral painting reproductions would surely have this on its cards.

‘Bouquet

If you have already invested in the best modern art for sale online and would like to opt for something flowery for a change, then this Jan Brueghel the Elder painting is what you should go for without any further ado. Painted in 1599, the epic creation is one of the oldest floral paintings known to mankind. It portrays many beautiful flowers and serves to be a wonderful example of conventional floral art

‘Vase of Flowers’

This coveted painting, like many others belonging to the same era, depicts religious symbolism to the hilt. These symbolic messages go back in times and may not have their desired relevance in the contemporary world; nevertheless, the painting in which they are presented is notching favors everywhere.