Taking inspiration from the famous Thanjavur paintings which uses gold leaf and gesso technique done on wood, Thanjavur glass painting is done on glass and uses stones and gold for ornamental look.
Paintings are done on the reverse side of the glass, the bold outlines and major details are painted first to make them appear uppermost, color is applied them over these outlines. Gold paint and semi-precious stones or artificial stones are applied to get the ornamental look. The painting is then mounted on its unpainted side so that one can view it through the glass.
Production places : Chennai ( in Chennai district), Thanjavur ( Thanjavur district)
Products: Glass paintings in secular and religious themes.
Tools: Brush and inks