What was I doing? Having fun! A commission piece, Traveling, celebrating surviving the 7 year itch and being sick.
They say a picture is worth a million words, so this blog post is going to have a few million words for you all to see/read.
|© The Great Indian Ceremony, Mixed Media on Canvas, 18X24.|
|© Work in Progress, after about 4 layers.|
I started off with first layering the canvas with some bits of party paper. And then I stained it with turmeric water, I absolutely love the rich yellow it leaves behind. And started building in layers of things synonymous to an Indian wedding. A palanquin in the background, layers of traditional patterns used in wedding cards, gold foil and more. I worked through around 7-8 layers, before I started painting the Bride and the Groom exchanging garlands in the Foreground. Finishing off with the names of the Bride and Groom the gift was meant for and a rich gold leaf border.
|© The Gold Leaf Border|
The timing of this painting was perfect, I was working on it as I was gearing up to celebrating our 7 year wedding anniversary. A fun event with friends and family and a week long of partying, home upgrades and more.
|© Hari and Me, with our "Mini" Anniversary gift.|
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