Chinese colour sumi inks on unbleached rice paper,.
Here was an experiment with silver and gold paints, also in stick form ground on a wet stone. Done in 1989, signed later and completely neglected to write in the date … it sometimes happens, though I’ve become more careful about this sort of thing now…
Done on unbleached rice paper, something I was experimenting with at that time. It has a mat finish which suits and enhances the mood of this picture well. It is impressive that after all these years the paint remains just as fresh as when it was first painted. This speaks volumes for these traditional materials.
My paintings in that period were done free hand, without preliminary sketches nor any working lines on the paper. This is paint applied directly on a blank page.
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.
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Colour sumi inks, unbleached rice paper