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In Praise of Dance 2013
acrylic colour on handmade thai mulberry paper, deckled edge, 21 x 31 in., 55 x 80 cm.
Traditional Indian dance, Odissi. I occasionally return to this fascinating subject.
This is the idea that got me wanting to get back into doing paintings of people. But other 'people' paintings came first, until I felt ready to work on this rather intense composition. The result is my interpretation of body language and movement .
Here I use is a traditional mulberry paper handmade in Thailand. It's a thick parchment paper, strong yet pliable. I have the paper made to this size to get the deckled edges which adds to the textural effect. Then it's also like a blotter paper. So water colour techniques don't work well here, at least not for me. For now I need the strong colours here, along with a generous dose of spills which works so nicely on this paper.
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 there's the work in progress, and taking the photo of the painting in outdoor natural light.
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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.
This is a new painting done by me in 2013.
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Image/object size (inches):
21 (height) 31 (width) 0 (depth)
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