Artist's description:

Another one from way back! This is inspired from rural backyard scenes so typical here in Malaysia. The way the paper takes this ink gives the whole picture a soft finish and a soft mood.
Painting was done on location in Mersing, Malaysia where I was residing at the time.

Colour sumi calligraphy inks on Nepal handmade paper, 19 x 15 in., 49 x 38 cm.
This is a parchment paper, strong yet pliable. I got this paper in Nepal oh so long ago. It is often used in print making by crafts persons there. Paper is unbleached. Sad that I haven’t been able to go back there to hunt down more of this unique paper. The sumi inks are from ink sticks which I used to grind on a wet stone. After so many years the paint looks as fresh as when I first made the painting!
The close up picture is of higher resolution to be able to get a feel for the texture and brush strokes of the painting. Then that’s me in the photo of the portfolio photo shoot for this painting.
Interested to have your idea painted in this style? Contact me.

Materials used:

Colour sumi inks , handmade paper

Tree … Mersing, Malaysia (1990)


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This artwork is sold by Gordon Tardio from Malaysia

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