Sunday, October 28, 2007

How to paint a huge sacred banner laid on floor --

Korean female monk painting at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco.

http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=1448872329&context=set-72157602185537957&size=l

Note the respect with which she carefully sits on a white sheet of paper and uses other sheets of paper to protect the completed painting from smudging.

The eyes are painted in -- "opened" last, as in Buddha images in Burma with a special ceremony.