The painting is inspired by typical scenes I see on the Chao Phraya river that crosses through Bangkok , I place I regularly return to. The longtail taxi boats are a classic icon of the river. Here I wanted both a scene and a colour mood, in this case the rich blue sky. And yes that is a car engine mounted on the back of that boat!
The paper I use is a traditional mulberry paper handmade in Thailand. Mulberry leaves are used there to feed the silkworm in the silk industry, the sticks used to make the paper. The resulting paper is a thick tissue paper, solid yet pliable. I have the paper made to this size to get the deckled edges which adds to the textural effect. The close up picture is of higher resolution to be able to get a feel for the texture and brush strokes of the painting.
Interested to have your idea painted in this style? Maybe a storyboard collage from a recent travel, scenery or a family portrait? Contact me.
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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
Packaging for my small paintings like this one is sealed in plastic sleeve, sealed in a padded hard plastic file case, and envelope covering.
acrylic colour on handmade Thai mulberry paper (kada sa), deckled edge