76 x 140 |
Handmade Mitsumata paper and pigment
Magnolia Cylindrica painted sitting in the mud and drizzle. It is impossible to capture the beauty of these incredible flowers but it is wonderful to spend time with them.
This Magnolia always seems to bloom when the weather is changeable and unpredictable. The petals are soft pink/magenta on the outside and white inside. The shape and thickness of the petals allow them to sway around in the wind and rain fluttering to attract attention from pollinators perhaps?
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.