This PattachitraÂ - Orissa folk art paintedÂ in a very subdued tones features flying bird motifs! Birds are painted in grey color with pink highlights.Â Watching them in the painting, you sometimes want to join them: touch the sky, reach for the starts and be part of a greater whole traveling to adventurous places.This paintingÂ exudes sophistication to elegantly blend with your decor.Â
Silk painting is almost the opposite of other types of painting. Generally, the artist paints by controlling the placement of pigment on a surface, usually through the use of brushes. In silk painting, the painter controls the movement of pigment within boundaries such as a resist on the silk. Brushes become much less important because the dye will move on the silk after it is placed there. Because the dyes flow so freely on silk, the job of the silk painter is to control the movement of the pigment on the silk rather than its placement.Â The final step is giving a protective coating. The cloth is given a lacquer coating to protect from the effects of nature and give a glazed varnished look.
This painting comes with a Â bright red colored handmade paper border. Â
The painting is done by Praksash Kumar Maharana,Â a veteran Pattachitra artist of Odisha State.