Boatman on the river, never far from the big city, Bangkok, 2011 ,
acrylic colour on handmade thai mulberry paper (kada sa),
8x11 in., 20x28 cm
Mulberry paper is a traditional 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 tissue paper, solid yet pliable. I have the paper made to this size to get the deckled edges which adds to the textural effect.
The close up picture is of higher resolution to be able to get a feel for the texture and brush strokes of the painting.
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