This was my last painting of last year..😜 I did this painting for my friend, there are three more in this series which I’m still working on. Painting this piece has boosted my confidence level one bar high.
It’s a classical art form of Kerala (a state in India), known as Kathakali. The term ‘Katha’ means ‘a story or a conversation, or traditional tale’ and ‘Kali’ means ‘performance’. It is a story play, it has colourful makeup, costumes and head gears also.
Kathakali got it’s attention because of the magnificent colours used for makeup. These make-ups are known as Vesham, It defines the characters played. There are five different types of veshams. The one which I have done is named as “Pacha (Green)”. It’s called “pacha” because of the colour used for make-up.The pacha vesham with its green colour is used to represent Satvik (pious) , noble male characters.
The next painting in this series which I’m working on is called ‘Minnukku’. In minnukku, the make-up is with yellow colour which is used to portray women and pious characters. But you have to wait a little for the ‘Minnukku’ painting. Because I have just started it.
I hope you all will love this painting as much as I do.
Ending my today’s blog by the words of Salvador Dali
“A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who inspires others”
Live, Love, Laugh…!