acrylic colour on handmade thai mulberry paper(kada sa), deckled edge,
8 x 11 in., 20 x 28 cm.
I’m an orchid collector and grower. To me these epiphyte plants are nature’s floating sculptures and a great source of inspiration. Often the flowers have a Zen quality of appearing very briefly to completely change the look of an otherwise sleepy foliage attached to a tree trunk. Here I try to capture this quality and the feel of the wilderness these plants comes from... the dense tropical rain forest.
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 type paper, 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.
Interested to have your idea painted in this style, a garden scene, a favorite flower? Contact me.
Please note that you can purchase in one order up to 6 paintings of this same size (small painting category) or smaller to be included in the same 1 shipping fee.
Packaging for my small paintings like this one is sealed in plastic sleeve, sealed in a padded hard plastic file case, and envelope covering.
Take a glimpse into this artist, and how step by step I build my paintings, and other details at the following link:
Building a Painting 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
Acrylic colour, handmade paper