Monday, April 30, 2012

Fabric painting tips

Hi Folks,
Many of you have been asking me to give some tips to paint on a Fabric. Here are few tips.Never paint on a fabric that have starch on it. Wash the starch and then paint otherwise the paint will get washed with the starch and it doesn't allow the paint to go into the fabric.
1.First of all Fabric is not a very easy surface to paint on.
2.Make sure you have a cardboard or plastic sheet under neath so that the paint wouldn't bleed through the fabric and mess the other side.
3.Stretch the fabric.Make sure it doesn't move while painting try to fix it. U can use the embroidery frame .
4.A Good thing about fabric  is ,the paint does not dry as quickly as on a paper or cardboard so u have some time to blend on.
5.While painting on Denim and thick fabrics,I would suggest to scrub some paint as a base coat and then do your stroke work on top of it that way you can  paint neat strokes.
6.Watch your strokes outline for a smooth and neat edges.
let your paint dry for 24 hours and reverse the fabric and iron it or you can cover it with a cotton cloth and iron it.
I am posting a picture of  the Fabric I painted. I took the cotton fabric and not very thick one but   smooth and neat to paint on. Did the brush strokes straight away.( but if you find it difficult try to do your stroke twice.)
7.Do not rush while painting.Take your time and try to do it carefully. I think u can do it.
Good luck  !!
 Enjoy and happy painting.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Dear Friends,
Thanks for the response, few of you have signed up for the workshop,
 to join please do call (9908000263) or email me before May 25.I can make the copies of the worksheet before if I know the number it will be good.
I don't allow to go to a xerox center and copy my paintings or worksheets.
Place: St. Pauls High School, Gandhi Nagar  near kavadiguda, Hyderabad
Fees:   5000Rs -3 Days
Course Dates:  From June 3rd Week to July I will be there
Course Details
At the end of the course you will learn to paint the following
        Basics of painting, Types of paints, Types of surface,
        Loading your brush, various brush strokes,
        blending, highlighting and Brush Care.
        1.  Various type of Leaves
        2.  Hydrangea, violets, curlicues
        3.  Daisies,  wisteria
        4.  chrysanthemums
        5.  Bird house
        6.  Butterflies
        7.  Bees
        8.  Birds and bird study
        9.  Apple pear and plums
        10. Strawberries
        11. Teddy Bear
         Finish 2 projects (pot and Canvas/FABRIC)
        Also I can show you lot of my art works.

Supplies List
First 9 items are mandatory so please buy the supplies without fail.
because I can't teach without them. 10-12 are optional.
        1. Please bring all the colors of acrylic paints any brand is okay fevicryl or camelin
     Colors India
      (Red, brown, black, grey dark and light,  orange, pink, sap green,light green,Bamboo,Kakhi,Light blue, 
      Golden yellow,  Fabrica Ultra pale Emerald, Magenta,ultramarine blue, violet,dark purple,white big bottle)        
        2. Brushes #12, Flat brush,Script liner, Angular brush, scruffy brush
        3. Rag or towel to wipe your brushes and paint while painting
        4. Glass to hold water (Any cup to hold water)
        5. Clipper pad (Usually used for examination)
        6. Practice book(Thick sheets or Canvas sheets)
        7. Plastic plate or disposable party plate to mix your paint.
        8. Small bar of mild toilet Soap(pears) which u use at home to wash   
            your brushes,hands
        9. Basket or  shopping bag to put all the items together.

Optional Items (if you have them please try to bring them So that you can finish a project int he class)
        10. Canvas, Mud pot painted in black color make sure it is dry before coming to class.
        11. Fabric or cotton towel or pillow cover to paint on.
        12. Different  brushes- Along with my brushes if you have your own brushes either round or flat bring it.

Note:Imported Brushes are available for sale with me. Also my CD's. If interested can buy in the class.

Other than that I don't no  much about the shops and the art
materials available in India. May be try out in Koti, Abids or General
Bazaar Gopal Stationery.
Please email me if you have further questions at
or call my mother 9908000263.
Also visit or join my blog

Thursday, April 19, 2012


Hey Folks! looking forward to paint with you in my June Workshop 2012!!