Dry leaf painting -3

Dr.Rekha Shetty's picture

These pictures are not imaginative like I do normally. I have copied the drawing and painted in these dry leaves(As i was just a school student)

Rangoli: Dry leaf painting -3


smahalakshmi's picture

Very beautiful artistic work, though it is a copied design.


vijaysowmya's picture

Very beautiful painting..

dibbutn's picture

Beautiful one!!!

dsaraswathy's picture

Beautifully done

lakshmiraghu's picture

Very beautiful painting.

Radhikha 3's picture

very Nice painting Rekha mam

ammuchandhini's picture

Wow...u have so many artistic ideas rekha mam...sure u could've become a professional if u had d correct contacts....this dry leaf painting is so pretty...

Dr.Rekha Shetty's picture

Thank you all friends for appreciating this painting. Ammu maam i always regret for not attending any painting classes .It is my dream to do some course from JJ schools of arts .Hope my Ragavendra swami one day help me in fulfilling my this small dream .

Padma Prakash's picture

Excellent painting Rekha. What paint you have used (oil/fabric/acrylic) etc.

Dr.Rekha Shetty's picture

thank you all friends .Padma maam i have used poster colour for these paintings

rajamma_2's picture

r Rakhaji, I just saw all your paintings and art works, All are super. It is a nice hobby and you can spend more time on this.

rajapriyaks's picture

Rekha mam,,ur leaf paitnings are so nice,,,i too want too try this from long time,,but not sure we can preserve the leaf safely,,,can u tell me how u preserve the painted leaf?do we need any chemical or simply it will be good once it dries??

Dr.Rekha Shetty's picture

Hi Rajpriya, there is no need of any preservatives this dried leaves u can keep for years .My paintings were done when i was in school (almost 30 yrs back).Still it has not damaged or spoiled .I have covered this painting with butter paper.

rajapriyaks's picture

thanks for ur valuable info mam

Dr.Rekha Shetty's picture

Rajjamma, thank you very much for going through all my paintings and art works and appreciating the same .As rightly mentioned by u paintings gives me relaxing feeling as i am very very busy with work .Handling too many things at a time. Frankly speaking most of the paintings are done long long ago very recently i have only done the egg-shell paintings .But promising u that i will start painting once again

rajapriyaks's picture

Rekha mam,,how do u dry the leaves?after washing and pressing in between books?

rajapriyaks's picture

Rekha mam,,can u tell how to dry leaves?after washing and pressing in between books?

Dr.Rekha Shetty's picture

In school times I used to pick up big almost dried leaves and keep it in between two pages of rough books for days to get dried skeleton of leaves. We can wash and keep it in hot water only for few seconds and then dry with some towel and then keep it under the sun for few days you will get nice dry skeleton of leaves which are ready for painting.

rajapriyaks's picture

oh ok thanks rekha mam,,