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Bleujenn - Blossom (Oban)
This is watercolour on paper with an airbrushed background. Part of my Hiroshige Homage Collection; in the style of Japanese Ukiyo-e woodblock prints. Hiroshige is my favourite artist, Ukiyo-e my favourite style. The fading backgrounds, the strong diagonals, vibrant colours and natural themes are all part of the allure of this style of art. The red banner would traditionally contained a poem or proverb. Here I have adapted this to writing the title of the painting in Cornish. 'Bleujenn' is Cornish for Blossom. The symbol bottom right is my ‘kakihan’ - my Japanese style signature, drawn, painted or stamped on completion of each piece.
- Media: Watercolour on paper
- Painting: 33cm x 46cm
- Mount, off white: 50cm x 60cm