A Japanese artist paints Tibetan Thangkas in Spain.
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The materials for thangka painting
Traditionally, Thangkas are painted with natural  mineral pigment, earth pigment and plant dye.

These are the result of effort and research by the painters who sought the best color in nature and it's not only in Tibet but we can find these pigment everywhere in the world.


Gift from Tahiti
I've received a gift from a friend from Tahiti.
  "Keshi Pearls"

"Keshi" means ”Poppy" in Japanese.

Since there is not a spherical core the shape are various.
I'll make some pigments with these pearls for the thangkas.

Thank you J.E!

Burnishing the gold
Thankga painter burnish the part where pure gold are applied to create a lustrous effect. 
Some parts will be burnished in the entire area but also with the thin line by using the top of sharp tool to create designs.

Example, in the thangka of Vajra-Kilaya,
The detail of a sun disc on the lotus seat.