Oncidium equitant, 2, Nov. 2006,
acrylic colour on handmade thai mulberry paper(kada sa),deckled edge.
8 x 11 in., 20 x 28 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.
The painting is inspired by the orchids growing in my collection.