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Netsuke Paintings

07854 306569/ 01554 229707

These paintings are inspired by Japanese Netsuke figures and by Chinese and Japanese mythical figures. I do these paintings as a bit of a rest from the large gilded roundels, traditional calligraphy and carpet pages (making an illuminated page or illuminated manuscript is painful!). These paintings are done with a very small brush, with hardly any paint on the bristles. The paint is applied in tiny, barely there strokes. The first few passes of the brush, it doesn't look as though I've done anything. Gradually, layer upon layer, the detail and depth of shading are built up. The resulting painting contains thousands of tiny brushstrokes.
Priced from £300.
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Gamma Sennin with Staff

Gamma Sennin with Staff

Watercolour on gesso panel. 7 x 5 inches.


Gamma Sennin  with Gourd


Watercolour on gesso panel. 7 x 5 inches.


           Man and Three Oni 

Man and Three Oni
Watercolour on gesso panel. 7 x 5 inches

 Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and  Juliet

Chinese ink and shell gold on tea stained paper.
The figures are in the style of Oni - Japanese folklore figures.
Size 6 x 6 inches. 


      Mother and Babies
Mother and Babies

Acrylic and cut Lokta Paper, on Lokta Paper.
Size approx 8 x 11 inches. Figure approx. 3ins high.
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Monkey Wearing ShiShi Mask
Monkey Wearing ShiShi Mask
            
Acrylic and cut Lokta Paper, on Lokta Paper.
Size approx 8 x 11 inches. Figure approx 6 ins high.

 Monkey Holding ShiShi Mask


Acrylic and cut Lokta Paper, on Lokta Paper.
Size approx 8 x 11 inches. Figure approx 4.5ins high.