Brown Throatd Sunbird and her young (2015)
Acrylic painting by Gordon Tardio


  • Acrylic painting, Paper
  • One of a kind artwork
  • Size: 10 × 13 in (unframed)
  • This artwork is sold unframed
  • Signed on the front

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Artist's description:

My garden is a real jungle, an orchid jungle. This attracts plenty of interesting critters, and slowly I’ve been collecting photos and sketches of some of them. Now I’ve started turning some of those images into paintings. I am mainly focusing on small paintings, black & white and just a hint of colour. The effect can be quite dramatic on this amazing parchment paper, this one a very textured page. This one’s inspired by the smallest, cutest birds that nested in my orchids in the front yard.
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 parchment like paper, thick, strong, 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.
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Materials used:

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

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