Tuesday, November 27, 2012

21 Tara...finished!

full thangka
approx 68 x 45 cm
gouache & gold on cotton

working full-time on this thangka, it took a little over 3 months from preparation to finish.

for Rita

Sunday, November 4, 2012

21 Tara...still in progress

painting the miniature facial features is the most challenging

Saturday, October 13, 2012

21 Tara in progress

 2 months into work on this thangka, and maybe a month more to go.
{thanks Yoji, for all the advise.}

fine details
this old Japanese brush is still the best for fine lines
{thanks Miki -- this is one of those that you gave several years ago!}

Saturday, August 11, 2012

White Tara

full thangka
(approx. A3 size)

for Auntie J

Friday, July 6, 2012

Vajrayogini 2


full thangka

for Rachel

Monday, June 4, 2012


close ups

for Ric

Sunday, May 13, 2012


Manjusri pencil sketches. Day 1.

This Manjusri thangka which i have started drawing is modeled after  Situ Panchen's Manjusri 
which is part of his Eight Bodhisattva series.  This particular thangka by Situ Panchen (18th century) is one of my favourites as it is the most elegant I have ever seen.

Friday, April 27, 2012


full thangka, 60 cm x 40 cm

detail, Avalokitesvara
detail, Vajrapani

for Tina

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Medicine Buddha 3

full thangka (60 cm x 40 cm)


some details

for Chrissy

Monday, February 27, 2012

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


close up of finished thangka

for Ven. Karma Sangye Rinchen