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Acrylic colour on handmade thai mulberry paper, deckled edge, 21 x 31 in., 55 x 80 cm.
I have a few pictures of these kids performing traditional dance. So I put together this idea. Just the kids with those colourful outfits and half the painting should just be a play of colours complementing the main subject. The idea of gold colour only came to me late in the painting process as I don’t often work with metallic paint. But it works well here on the parchment type paper.
Here I use is a traditional mulberry paper handmade in Thailand. It is 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.
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.
Interested to have your idea painted in this style? Maybe a portrait, family portrait, a storyboard collage from a recent travel, event or performance? Contact me.

When considering framing bear in mind to not cover up the deckled edges. This is one of the specialties of the painting, one of its charms. It is best displayed framed with a cut mat board around the painting so as not to cover the edges, thereby putting some space between the art and the glass and bringing depth to the framed art. It can also be framed simply with backing board and pressed with glass over the front without causing damage.

Materials used:

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

Little Angels … and other spirits (2013)

$400

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This artwork is sold by Gordon Tardio from Malaysia

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