Originally uploaded by vaishalee
I was thinking that painting a wall would be same as painting on canvas. But I was totally wrong...
I decided to use whichever paints available in Himachal local shops. I was hoping to get at least plastic emulsion paints, but all I got was normal white distemper paint tin, with 4-5 small color tubes to change colors. I am sure I must have amused the shopkeeper to no end, when I demanded for weird things there.
So as you see, most of the picture is done with white (for obvious reason), and i used those color tubes to get some basic shades here and there. One big difference between these colors and oil paints was, I could not get the color gradient. Also, when I tried to use overlap colors, invariably it would mix and form altogether different shade. May be if I let one color dry for 7-8 days, it would be possible. But as I had decided to paint the front wall in the main hall, my project deadlines were tight. And of course, I could not use more color in one spot to correct something, since it would invariably trickle down the wall. Sigh!
So here it is, I am sure one can do a better job with better type of colors, but I still liked the end result (especially after spending three straight days in that mess).