Tanjore Painting is primarily composed of a main subject characters from Indian mythology such as Krishna, Rama, Lakshmi (Goddess of Wealth) or used to be royalty. Secondary subjects are elephants, horses, cow and parrot. The deity is always shown face front, never in profile. All the ten fingers and toes are shown. The garlands are mostly open ended. The chief Plate follows a hierarchy. Color scheme: colors schemes are generally strong. The background may be a deep blue, red or dark green, while the main Plates are in white, green or blue. Red and blue or red and green compositions often dominate the compositions. Colors are rendered flat with minimal shading. Rama's Coronation is the major role is played by the gold which binds and holds the picture together. With time, the usage of gold as decoration in these paintings has increased. No one can find with the entire painting ornamented with gold. The gold work is complimented by stones usually red, green, and white. Cut glass pieces from Jaipur are also used today, though the color remains the same.