A Mural is a painting that is directly applied to the wall. Commonly known as wall painting, Kerala Mural Painting is an extension of the art of wall painting. To upskill the Circle members about the art of Kerala Murals, Rajasthan Studio curated Kerala Mural Workshop and invited Nalini Saravanan. Nalini is from Chennai who mastered in Tanjore and Kerala Mural Paintings. She is very much passionate about her work and likes to enlighten everyone about these beautiful art forms.  

Kerala Mural Workshop Began

Nalini started the workshop with an introduction to Kerala Murals. She gave a glimpse of the variations in Mural Painting from ancient times to present times. The murals originally painted on temple walls showed devotion towards God. Unlike today’s time, these are painted on canvas or paper. Additionally, she also explains how ancient people used vegetable colors and minerals to paint murals albeit we could use acrylic colors.  

Nalini throughout the session gave a detailed procedure with care to details about the Kerala Mural Painting. She even answered the doubts of the inquisitive attendees. 

Towards the End of the Workshop 

Kerala Mural Painting is an extensive form of painting which on a bigger scale even requires 10 days to complete. On this note at the end, Nalini gave an overview of various shading techniques be it line shading or dot shading. She also provided the attendees with the outlining procedure of the painting. 

A signing off pro tip from Nalini: Always use a water-based distemper before tracing your painting on the canvas or the paper. 

The attendees were from different parts of the country. They belonged to different age groups but their love for art brought them together on a single platform. Rajasthan studio as always was successful in connecting artists and curating a magical and positive vibe together. 

On this note, here’s us signing off until next time!