An exquisite painting of a traditional tea bowl 'chawan' , inspired by the Japanese artform kintsugi: repair of ceramics using pure gold . The main red colour has been underpainted with orange and yellow tones. The textured pattern is revealed using the sgraffito technique.
From my Precious Bowls series. I sometimes name these bowls with the Japanese word for the main colour or feeling of the piece. 'Akaneiro' means madder - the plant from which red pigments are made.
pigment ( colour ) suspended in beeswax
gold leaf (23carat - It's as pure as you can get)
cold wax method
110 x 110mm
Beeswax gives colour a beautiful translucence making it seem as if light glows from within the painting.
Painted on Fabriano (300gsm 100% cotton paper) with my classic torn edge.
My signature is etched onto gold in the bottom right of the painting.