This goes back to my days of seaside living on Malaysia’s east coast, and the inspiration it brought me.This is one of those inspirations. The island drawn here is the silhouette of Tioman Island, a famous landmark of that area.
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 brush stroke and texture of the paper.
There is also a graphite version of this painting posted here.
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acrylic colour on handmade Thai mulberry paper (kada sa), deckled edge