Magnolia cylindrica 2021

£215

Magnolia cylindrica 2021

76 x 140 | Acrylic on mitsumata
2021 has been the perfect Spring for this Magnolia Cylindrica - an early bloomer the buds and flowers are susceptible to snow and frost. I love the ancient looking limbs which reach out chameleon-like in their slow determination offering the fluffy bud cases and then the spectacular, delicate flowers.

Thanks to the beautiful handmade Mitsumata paper this banner can be viewed from either side. Mitsumata paper from Japan is unbleached and has a rich organic colour. The paper allows for smooth flowing brushstrokes and has delicate edges along with the watermarks of the paper makers Su or frame. After painting I finish the paper which leaves it 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.