Sign at Side of ( Burrill Bros Store ), Galiano Island (1990)
Painting by Gordon Tardio


  • Painting, Paper
  • One of a kind artwork
  • Size: 19 × 13 in (unframed)
  • This artwork is sold unframed
  • Signed on the front

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This one also goes back a while! Classic signs can makes such good paintings. Part of a series of paintings I did when I was living on Galiano Island on Canada’s west coast back in the early 1990’s.
My approach to painting at that time involved working strictly on location… in this case in front of the rural island’s then famous grocery store. No preliminary sketches here, just paint on a blank page.
The paper is a parchment paper, strong yet pliable, which I got in Nepal oh so long ago. There it is often used in print making by crafts persons there. Paper is unbleached. The inks are from ink sticks which need to be ground on a wet stone. After so many years the paint looks as fresh as when I first made the painting!
Close up picture gives a better feel for the texture and brush stroke.
Interested to have your idea painted in this style? Maybe a storyboard collage from a recent travel or event, portrait? Contact me.
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Materials used:

Colour sumi inks on Nepal handmade paper

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