Here I decided the orchid should be on a fairly blank background to allow the texture of the paper to stand out.
On the blooms I used strong colours, good contrast to capture the certain quality that flower petals have. Tricky on this paper, but nice when it works out.
Acrylic colour on handmade Thai mulberry paper (kada sa), deckled edge, 10x 13.5 inches, 29 x 34 cm.
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. 3rd picture has me holding the painting for perspective.
Thanks Siam for the wonderful photos of your Cattleya orchids!
You can see more of his flowers : https://www.facebook.com/oke.raksakondee
Interested to have your idea painted in this style? Maybe a storyboard collage of flowers, or a corner from your garden? Contact me.
Take a glimpse into this artist, and how step by step I put together my ideas in my ‘building a painting’ albums at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/gordonartist
Recent 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
Please note that you can purchase in one order up to 6 paintings of this same size (small painting category) or smaller to be included in the same 1 shipping fee.
acrylic colour on handmade Thai mulberry paper (kada sa), deckled edge