Cedar of Lebanon 2 Pigment


Cedar of Lebanon 2 Pigment

76 x 140 | Handmade Mitsumata paper and pigment
This magnificent Cedar is right in front of the Pagoda in Kew Gardens. The banner was painted on a cloudy January day with diffuse light emphasising the deep green. The branches of this tree reach out further than up and gracefully hover above the ground.

I mixed the pigments (cadmium green, cobalt green deep, Cyprus raw umber) for this banner and painted with the softest handmade brush from Japan.

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.
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