3 Monks (2013)
Painting by Gordon Tardio


  • Painting, Paper
  • One of a kind artwork
  • Size: 21 × 31 in (unframed)
  • This artwork is sold unframed
  • Signed on the front

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Artist's description:

While the paint was still setting another piece… my mind was already working on this next idea.
Many things attract me to monk images. Mostly it’s the opportunity to play with colours when painting the robes. To me the body language, expression is all the in the robes. Of course the facial expression binds the whole thing. So I was really excited to find all this on the edge of one of my oh so many reference photos I snap and store.
Note the expressions on the monks, the intent, the contemplative, and the distracted. These reflect some of our common states of mind.
The paper I use is a traditional mulberry paper handmade in Thailand. The paper is a thick parchment paper, strong yet pliable. The close up picture is of higher resolution to be able to get a feel for the texture and brush strokes of the painting. Then there’s the work in progress. And then there is me with the painting and holding up the Hidden Treasure art mag yearbook 2015, a catalog of artists…. and my page featuring this painting.
I also added another picture here ... the painting just completed, sitting on my low work table!
Interested to have your idea painted in this style? Maybe a family portrait or other, a storyboard collage from a recent travel, event or performance? Contact me.

Take a glimpse into this artist, and how step by step I build my paintings in my albums at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/gordonartist

Recent publications I’m in:
Hidden Treasure Art eMagazine on FlipSnack I'm on p.16-17, 26
Hidden Treasure Art Magazine Yearbook 2015 on FlipSnack I'm on p.49

Materials used:

acrylic colour on handmade Thai mulberry paper (kada sa), deckled edge

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