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#1 posted 10-25-2010 08:40 AM
Looks good! What is a Thanka painter?
-- LEITH, SOUTH CAROLINA
#2 posted 10-25-2010 08:49 AM
Hi Leith,they are Tibetan Artists. The spelling varies.They paint on a stretched canvas that looks as if it were a skin on a drying frame.Very intricate sometimes using a brush with only a couple of hairs.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thangka
They traditionally painted for both education and spiritual.
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#3 posted 10-25-2010 01:29 PM
Nice – yes I will love to see it when it’s painted.Perhaps I should make me a wonderful thing like that for my water colors (aquarel).Best thoughts,Mads
-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.
#4 posted 10-25-2010 01:30 PM
Will it be used as a stool also?Or is it for stuff only.
#5 posted 10-25-2010 01:53 PM
Thanks Mads,yes to stand on as well, hence the thick plywood.The board at the side is a slip in front with a rest for paper.The bottom drawer is going to be with layers for brushes.i don’t take a picture of it closed as when she gets back from Germany she is going to paint the exterior.Then I will get a photo of it.
#6 posted 10-25-2010 07:16 PM
It’s so cool.Best thoghts.
Dick, & Barb Cain
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#7 posted 10-26-2010 01:21 AM
A very nice project, & I looked at that type of painting.
It’s very intricate, & beautiful.
-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1
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