The Contemplative (2012)
Painting by Gordon Tardio


  • Painting, Paper
  • One of a kind artwork
  • Size: 10 × 13 in (unframed)
  • This artwork is sold unframed
  • Signed on the front

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Artist's description:

The full text continues ... A lifetime commitment to studying mind. The painting is inspired by my time spent in Myanmar. More precisely the time spent visiting monasteries there.
Here I was fortunate to find an old photo of the abbot, U Pinnathiri at Hsipaw Pagoda, where I spent some time in Northern Shan State.
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. The close up picture is of higher resolution to be able to get a feel for the texture and brush strokes of the painting.
Interested to have your idea painted in this style? Maybe a portrait, family portrait, a storyboard collage from a recent travel, event or performance? 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.
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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

Materials used:

acrylic colour on handmade Thai mulberry paper (kada sa), deckled edge

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