Night sky again, this time over South West Cambodia. The sky has a golden glow and low on the horizon it's hard to separate the lights of the night fishing boats from the honeyed star light.
The surface of the work has some highly reflective areas and changes as the light direction shifts. I hope I have uploaded enough images to give you an idea of the layers of the drawing which was completed in gold, copper, silver, silver and black ink and watercolour pencils.
This work has been made on one of a small number of Nepali canvas that I have brought with me. i love this material to work on! It's an incredibly robust yet fine surfaced material. It is made by first preparing the canvas with rabbit size then using the thread that is passed under a hem around the canvas, the loops are stretched over a wooden frame. Then many coats of a kind of gesso are layered on. After some time the canvas is sanded over and over until a very fine surface is left. It takes about a month to make one canvas.
This canvas was made for me in Nepal a few years ago.
I am leaving the work in its original condition and in the way it is traditionally made so it could be displayed in the traditional way?
It could also be shown strung between strategic nails or pins as shown or strung taught around a chosen frame. It can also be mounted and framed traditionally.
The work will be tracked when posted and rolled loosely in a tube as I feel this method will offer the greatest protection and this material handles rolling and folding particularly well.
Depending on where I am on my travels and the proximity of a local postal service, please allow a little extra time from dispatch to delivery. I will give an ongoing update on progress.
I hope you like and Thanks for looking!
Ink and Pencil on Nepali Canvas