76 x 140 |
Handmade Mitsumata paper and pigment
Tiny crocus buds making their way up through a green lawn in cold February. This piece was painted on the ground in Kew Gardens at the first sight of the little buds when only a few had opened and before the saffron stamens became visible. The colours are soft and the mood is gently optimistic.
This banner is painted on handmade Mitsumata paper from Japan which is unbleached and has a beautiful organic colour. The paper allows for smooth flowing brushstrokes and has delicate edges along with the watermarks of the paper makers Su or frame. in the finishing process the paper has been uniformly smoothed and wrinkled in a way that makes the piece look antique.
The banner is suspended from a simple batten and clear thread which can be removed on request if an alternative method of display is desired.