Mysore paintings are known for their harmony, visualization of mythology and splendour of colour. The paintings portray different scenes of life. The paintings show the depth of imagination and attention to detail. There is a substantial collection of paintings, which are exhibited in international exhibitions. The paintings are in light colour, mostly primary colours, with a unique hemming of gold. Painting is a family tradition in Mysore, and some people live by painting. There is an institution that helps in marketing the paintings. In Bangalore, some institutions specifically promote this type of painting the belief structure is religious and mythological. A group of paintings called Jami paintings are based on stories. The common subjects are folklore, historical events, and local myths.