Amulet Vendors, Bangkok (2015)
Acrylic painting by Gordon Tardio


  • Acrylic painting, Paper
  • One of a kind artwork
  • Size: 30 × 22 in (unframed)
  • This artwork is sold unframed
  • Signed on the front

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Artist's description:

Another of those amazing and amusing sights in Bangkok. I’ve long been attracted to the sight of this, the dynamics. Trading in religious amulets seems a big business. And there’s a crazy display of amulet vendors lined up on the sidewalk along the main road leading to the weekend market. There’s a certain look about them, sitting on their low stool at their low tables with their selection of little stone, cement, or brass Buddhist icons. Here I mix that look, those postures, with a generous spray of colours.
The close up picture is of higher resolution to give a better sense of the paint, paper and the brush stroke.
I also show an ink painting I did on this subject back in 1999, and a photo of the location.
Another picture has me holding up the painting to put it into perspective. Another is a close up on the text, and the work in progress.
Interested to have your idea painted in this style? Contact me.
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

Materials used:

Acrylic colour, acid free fabriano cold pressed paper 300gms

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