acrylic colour on handmade thai mulberry paper(kada sa),deckled edge, 10 x 13.5 inches, 25 x 34 cm
Jatujak Weekend Market is a major attraction in Bangkok, Thailand… It is said to be the largest outdoor market in the world. It is certainly busy, crowded, dynamic, animated. It is also gentle and friendly. I find the place very inspiring for painting ideas, especially people, portrait & body language.
Here I use is a traditional mulberry paper handmade in Thailand. The result 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 nature of the paper is such that each page will be slightly different… maybe little thicker, or pressed at a slight angle.
The close up picture is of higher resolution to be able to get a feel for the texture. Then there’s the work in progress, and that’s me with the painting for perspective.
Interested to have your idea painted in this style? Maybe a storyboard collage from a recent travel, or a family portrait? Contact me.
Please note that you can purchase up to 5 paintings of this same size or smaller to be included in 1 order and pay only 1 shipping fee.
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.
acrylic colour on handmade Thai mulberry paper (kada sa), deckled edge