Green Bus, mini bus in Bangkok (2010)
Acrylic painting by Gordon Tardio


  • Acrylic painting, Paper
  • One of a kind artwork
  • Size: 11 × 8 in (unframed) / 11 × 8 in (actual image size)
  • This artwork is sold unframed
  • Signed on the front

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Artist's description:

Bangkok has so many different bus companies running the same public transport routes and all over. The mini ‘green’ bus is a classic. Originally a clean mini bus with sound system blaring, over time they started to look ever more run down and basic. Shortly after I finally got around to painting my impression of this typical Bangkok scene … these buses were taken off the road! Another line of mini buses has since replaced them.
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.
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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
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Materials used:

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

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