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acrylic colour on handmade thai mulberry paper, deckled edge, 21 x 31 in., 55 x 80 cm.
Traditional Indian dance, Odissi. I occasionally return to this fascinating subject.
This is the idea that got me wanting to get back into doing paintings of people. But other ‘people’ paintings came first, until I felt ready to work on this rather intense composition. The result is my interpretation of body language and movement .
Here I use is a traditional mulberry paper handmade in Thailand. It’s a thick parchment paper, strong yet pliable. I have the paper made to this size to get the deckled edges which adds to the textural effect.
Of course the paper which gives a thick textural effect, is also like a blotter paper. So water colour techniques don't work well here, at least not for me. For now I need the strong colours here, along with a generous dose of spills which works so nicely on this paper.
The close up picture is of higher resolution to be able to get a feel for the texture and brush strokes of the painting. Then there’s the work in progress, and taking the photo of the painting in outdoor natural light.

Materials used:

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

In Praise of Dance (2013)


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This artwork is sold by Gordon Tardio from Malaysia

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