Warli paintings are ancient painting made on the walls . The colours used were not permanent . But the paintings were made again on different occasion .
Typical Warli Paintings Background colours
(Warli art with background of two colours)
Warlis typically use:
But you can always Experiment with background colour. As contrast to typical Warli background try and experiment with vibrant colours.Can even combine two colours to make the background...Just like half red and half black in the Warli above.
Typical Warli Paintings Material
Typically Warlis are simply painted on mud, charcoal and cow dung treated surfaces with rice paste for the colour white.
Make your own Warli Art
But now people have adapted in modern form which consists of permanent colours .So you can also make one as it is a very simple art form of painting. You Don’t need any specialized knowledge but just a creative mind and artistic flair.. So go ahead
( Warli painting In Madhubani style, Warli with inticate work)
Courtesy of Novica cubist paintings."
• Cloth/Handmade paper
• Trace paper
• Metallic colours(for cloth)
• Poster colours (for paper)
• White poster
• Carbon sheet
So let’s start
Choose a design
First draw the required pattern on the trace paper and copy the design into the cloth/paper using carbon sheet.
If using Cloth Paint using metallic colours and let it dry well.
Use Poster colours for paper
Draw outlines using the white colour and again leave it to dry for 24 hours.
If applying on cloth iron on the back side of the cloth.
Tips and tricks
Warli painting on wall by fabulous Warli artist:Chandakk
•Experiment with materials. You can get this work done on your bed sheets, saris, dresses, cushion covers and curtains also.
•Don’t restrain yourself on paper or cloth . Try making a stylish pot ,napkin holder ,lampshades or just give a try …make a bookmark
•First draw the circle and then draw then join them to form a coil with freehand.
•If applying on wall ,then use apex as base paint
•Combine figures with beautiful patterns like peacock, well, trees etc.
•If you have a traditional look of your house. These Warlis would look great on wall. A simple corner with pots, chicks and Warli on wall will add new dimensions to your house.
•Add mirrors or colourful threads , if you want that extra shine in your painting .
•Add a border to make it look more attractive
•If using “geru”as your base ,mix it with linseed oil (or similar media) so that it stays longer
Hope these would help you. Do share your views and ideas and post your comments on the tag board on the right. Go through the links on the right for collection of Warli art designs.
If you have want to know about other beautiful form of Indian painting click the links below