How to make shell gold – a practical guide

To make your own paint from gold leaf is a simple and straightforward process, but it can also be laborious.  In this post I will share the step-by-step process for making gold pigment – also known as “shell gold”, the way it has been practiced and passed down from generations of gold makers in India. I’veContinue reading “How to make shell gold – a practical guide”

“Where the Pear Tree Blossoms” – a walkthrough

This post is about the process in making “Where the Pear Tree Blossoms.” The idea generated as an expansion formally and conceptually from an earlier work “Confluence.” The original composition looks like this, I painted a thin layer of pale orange ochre on golden paper. The paper itself is made following the traditional method byContinue reading ““Where the Pear Tree Blossoms” – a walkthrough”