A gift – paste-painted with white lettering

Mixture of white ink and Chinese white on paste-painted background.
Mixture of white ink and Chinese white on paste-painted background. Matted size: 9″ square.

I dug out an old paste-painted paper that seemed appropriate for this Rumi poem. No planning, which left me with no margins. No guidelines, except that the paper is a laid paper. I like working without a net sometimes, and I decided to do this the same day I gave it, so it’s not like I had a choice, is it? The surface was somewhat plastic-y where the paint was thick, and therefore a little difficult to write on with a #4 Mitchell nib.

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