(Last Updated on : 24/12/2011)
Marble Paintings is a form of miniature painting
. It is natural stone with beauty look, and is readily available in numerous colours, some of which are specially used to impart a rugged and natural look to the artefacts. Marble painting is done with great perfection and the end product looks beautiful, and it encompasses traditional as well as modern style. This type of paintings is made of exquisite types of marbles. The decorative paintings make for best show pieces which enhance the look and appeal of the exteriors as well as interiors. The paintings are highly elaborate and are available with detailed carvings in smooth and natural marble finish.
The exquisite marble paintings with inlay works are done on wall hangings, table tops, furniture etc. The paintings are available with gold of various designs. Some of the paintings are also available without gold. It comes with various shapes and sizes. The themes comprise of Indian Musical Instrument, Jewellery, Pots, Statues, vases, royal places, floral designs and lifestyles and much more. It also revolves around in and around Lord Krishna
with his beloved Radha
. The themes can also be found on Mughal kings and queens.
The making of marble painting requires meticulous skills and utmost patience. Firstly the marble is coated with neutral colours to prepare the marble base. Then, in order to attain the perfect colour, the marble is sponged with required colours. A detailed outline of the drawing is etched out of marble piece. The process that follows is of adding colours and at times gold leaves, gold dust, lacquers and jewels. The colours that are used for marble painting are made out of mineral dyes and natural vegetable. The use of precious stones and gold is optional and entirely depends on the buyers and manufacturers (if the item happens to be made of order items). The use of lacquer actually adds a enduring finish to the marble painting and enhances its life value.