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Feb 11, 2010

Washi

egg shell


When it comes to Art, the hardest part for me is the preliminary step of preparation. My Japanese Washi (rice paper) comes in a large sheet, so I have to cut it to the size I need for each painting.

When I am ready to paint, I grab any size of paper I find or quickly cut a piece of paper. I want to get to painting as soon as possible. This means that I have to measure and cut a painting once it has finished which then leads to several finished paintings waiting to be measured and cut.

It's been 3 months since I left Japan, and I have finally gotten back to painting. I have three paintings that I've completed during the last couple of weeks. And ... yes ... you guessed right. They have to be measured and cut.

And, I hear this little voice in the back of my head saying: "I think the solution is to cut sheets to the sizes you need all at once. Then you will have that step done."


5 comments:

Marlene said...

Would love to see the paintings when you have them cut. The photo is awesome, and to think it is just the common egg shell.

Anya said...

This photo is UNIQUE :-)
Look wonderful !!!!

Have a nice weekend

:-)

Gallery Juana said...

Thanks for dropping by. I hope to post new works soon:)

Chris Stone said...

beautiful picture! the texture of that paper looks great! glad to hear you've gotten back to painting.

Victorian inn bed and breakfast said...

Would enjoy to seeing the pictures when you have them cut. The photo is amazing, and to think it is just the ordinary egg shell.

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