A Japanese artist paints Tibetan Thangkas in Spain.
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We have launched a new series of reproduction "size-S reproductions" on Atelier NISHI online shop!

20 Thangka reproductions printed on A4 size Archival paper include some Thangkas which had not been listed yet in our catalog are now available with reasonable price!!

 

 



New Reproduction "Dewa-chen"

The reproduction of "Dewa-chen" is ready!

After I finished to paint "Dewa-chen" last year I went all the way to Barcelona to scan it with high definition scanner. I really would like to find a good scanner around Malaga one day. Though I like Barcelona. For some reason, being Barcelona reminds me Kyoto, in Japan.

"Dewa-chen" on the table of huge scanner. Ready to be scanned.

I found a piece of reproduction of my Vajrayogini Thangka from several years ago still shown as an example of their printing.

Making giclee print of Vajrayogini

 

We have made three different version of reproduction of "Dewa-chen" this time.

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Instagram account

Instagram account open!

I'm posting some images from my new and old works on Instagram.

Today's post were images from mural painting in Nepal, 2004!

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Lotus pond "Dewa-chen"

It's been a while since the last post. Here is an update from beautiful sunset Malaga.

I have been really busy trying to finish my recent work before the end of 2017. On top of that, my camera suddenly showed "Error" sign and had to send to repair.

Now that I've finished my new painting after months of work and the camera is back from repairing, here is a report about the new painting of lotus pond "Dewa-chen".

The theme is Sukhavati or Dewa-chen in Tibetan.

The beautiful landscape of the western pure land covered with lotus flowers of different colors. Red, blue, yellow white, crimson. The leaves are full of vitality, none are withered, all are perfect.

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Thangka of the Buddha Amitabha in 2005

It was about 12 years ago when I was living in Belgium.

One day a man came to visit me after seeing a Thangka of Guru Padmasambhava which was displaying in a organic shop  "La Tsampa".

Guru Padmasambhava

 

He said he liked very much the Thangka in the shop and would like to order one for him.

"The order is a bit special one. I would like you to paint a Thangka based on certain image which I like very much."

He showed me a small piece of paper with an image printed on.

The printed image was a Buddha with monks dress sitting on a throne.

I asked him,

"Do you want me to paint exactly same like the printed image?"

"No. Though this image is what I want it's just a simple image. So please improve it when you paint."

"And how about the color,,,?"

"The colors should be close to this image."

"In Tibetan tradition, the body of the Buddha Amitabha is red,, is it fine if I paint in red?"

"No, I would like you to paint like the color in the print."

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Online Shop OPEN!

We arranged shipping cost, studied about tax, payment methods and other legal things, etc, etc,,, and finally the Online Shop for reproductions of my works and the booklet "The Twenty-one Images of Exalted Tara" is ready!

 


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Lotus pond 4

​It is said that in the Pure Land of Buddha Amitabha, the water of the ponds bears eight fine qualities or healing qualities.

  1. pure
  2. cool
  3. delicious
  4. light
  5. soft
  6. good smelling
  7. no harm to throat
  8. no harm to stomach

Some qualities can be replaced with other such as relieving the thirst,  nourishing the senses or quenching hunger.

Maybe because I prepared the blue color for the water while I was thinking about these qualities, it has become a bit too,,,flashy?

It's also because the green color I used for the lotus leaves is very very low saturation.

I'm hoping it'll be fine as I'm going to use much more strong color later on.

After all, the tone or saturation of the color which we recognize is very much depend on the comparison with other colors.

 



Lotus pond 3

We have been to Granada, about 2 hours by car from Mijas.

 

The view of Sirra Nevada between the buildings in the city of Granada remind me Nepal.
It was a short trip but we enjoyed very much.

After fully enjoyed beautiful city, nice people and nice food in Granada, now let's start to work.

I need to start with re-preparing the colors as I haven't painted since sometimes.

I made several green last time and they are now totally dried and harden in the small pots.

There are 7 different green and they looks all same when it's dried...Just as Indian say "Same same but different"

No choice but to prepare all the collor to check.

During the winter I usually place the color pots on the heater beside me while I'm working to avoid gelling.

I have never seen and tried but feces of goat is said to be the best for this in Tibet.

 



A message from Tokyo.

Thank you for this beautiful image!!

Arjia rinpoche in the restaurant "TASHI DELEK", Tokyo JAPAN.