Thursday, February 3, 2011

a simple aepan/aipan painting

A sample Aepan/Aipan/Alpana painting.

It is a popular art form of Kumaon. Walls, papers and pieces of cloth are decorated with these paintings.
The original raw material used is simple ochre (Geru) colour and rice paste. I have used a handmade sheet and acrylic colours here.

7 comments:

  1. My God ..did you do this ?!! It is awesome and this form of painting is done with finger nails...is it not ? So did you do like that ?

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  2. Thanks Ranjani. I just finished it today and I used paintbrush and acrylic paints on handmade sheet.

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  3. And yes, this painting is originally done with fingernails (usually of last three fingers).

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  4. So beautiful!! you are one talented lady ! painting with fingernails? wow!!

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  5. Thats really nice! Good work.

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  6. Bedazzled ~ Thanks. But I have not one with fingernails. I have used the regular paint brush.

    Jyoti ~ Thanks. I really like this art form and wanted to make some imitation of this form.

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