The shophouse is a classic design in South East Asia and certainly in Malaysia & Singapore. The older style of this architecture though is getting less and less.The old ones left in Singapore have mostly now been beautifully restored. The character comes out in the old windows and the seeming random design from one shop house to the next. My paintings on this subject are mainly of this old architectural style I found in Singapore.
Here I approached the subject with rough brush strokes to match the textured handmade paper. So not just the paper is parchment, the painting also looks like parchment.
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 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 better feel for the texture and brush strokes of the painting. 3rd picture is me holding up the painting for perspective.
Interested to have your idea painted in this style? Maybe a storyboard collage from a recent travel, your house or street? Contact me.
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.
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
acrylic colour on handmade Thai mulberry paper (kada sa), deckled edge