Hello lovely people… Charu here
Diwali is just round the corner and you all must be busy with Diwali preparations …..not to forget the Diwali shopping!!
I am sure there is no one who hasn’t started Diwali preparations. I simply love the spirit of Diwali and how people engage themselves in beautifying their homes, sending sweets and gifts to their loved ones. Since no celebration is complete without invoking Lord Ganesha, Diwali is no exception either, so why not paint an abstract Ganesha for this Diwali with Mont Marte acrylic colors?
With a flat no 6 Brush I painted the Mont Marte canvas with Charcoal shade of Little Birdie Chalk Paint.
With white pencil I drew the sketch of Ganesha like this…
Now I used Mont Marte acrylic colors to paint the canvas. I applied yellow followed by orange like this….
I applied another layer of colors on it.
I love to get messy with colors and if you like it too… with your fingers try to smudge the colors into each other. I love this process of mixing yummy buttery colors into each other.
You can see how beautifully the colours are smudged now.
Now I applied red border around Ganesha.
When it dried, I added a little orange border on it and painted the eye with white like this.
I used black marker to make the eyebrows and bordered the eyes with it , I painted with black acrylic near his ear.
Using White acrylic I highlighted his forehead, trunk and diyas or lamps.
Diwali project without glitter and shine is incomplete so I thought of adding Gold foil to my Ganesha. I added some shimmery effect using gilding technique with Mont Marte gold foil. I applied Mont Marte leafing size , after it got tacky I applied gold leaf.
And our Abstract Ganesha is ready!
I painted few more Ganesha in abstract style like this , I loved using charcoal Chalk Paint as it gave a nice chalky and matte look to the painting!
Hope you like this simple project. Do drop your kind words and suggestions, I always love to hear from you all !
Wishing you all a safe, prosperous and Happy Deepavali from me and the entire team of Itsy Bitsy!
May the beauty of the Deepavali season
Fill your homes with happiness
And may the coming year
Provide you with all that brings you joy!
Love and best wishes Charu!