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Reproduction of Ting Shao Kuang's Paradise as a Chinese enamel painting
This is a reproduction of the painting titled Paradise (1986) by the famous artist Ting Shao Kuang/丁绍光 (Chinese/American, b. 1939) using enamels. He is one of the founders of the Yunnan School of Chinese contemporary painting which involves application of heavy colors. Here is an in-depth article on the artist and his style. The frame is 21-1/2"x21-1/2" in size. This particular reproduction has been made using enamels (cloisonne painting) by following the below steps.
Step 1: Create a line drawing of the original picture on a wooden or PC board.
Step 2: Glue brass wires along the line pattern.
Step 3: Add enamel frits of various colors using a liquid dropper following the color scheme of the original picture. Colored sand are used as the frit enamel material.
Step 4: Add glue over the entire pattern to keep the enamel frits in place.
Step 5: The final step involves polishing, covering the artwork using a resin layer and framing. The resin encapsulation prevents water contact, oxidation and corrosion of the enamels. Because of this the painting displays brilliant and rich colors which do not fade with time. In addition, dust cannot make contact with the enamels.
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