SunsetDesignStore

Gyotaku Fish Prints

Massapequa, New York | 5 Sales

SunsetDesignStore

Gyotaku Fish Prints

Massapequa, New York 5 Sales On Etsy since 2018

Announcement   Get your holiday orders in early for these fabulous trays! I have several in stock but they are going fast. They are hand painted to order and take a few days to make so place your order soon so you'll have it in plenty of time.

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Last updated on Sep 13, 2018

Get your holiday orders in early for these fabulous trays! I have several in stock but they are going fast. They are hand painted to order and take a few days to make so place your order soon so you'll have it in plenty of time.

Kristen Donato

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Kristen Donato

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Discovering Gyotaku- the making of fish prints

The entire fish is rubbed dry, stabilized and carefully prepared for paint.  After the application of the paint, a piece of rice paper or fabric is gently laid in place on top of the fish.  A gentle rubbing motion is applied to force the paper or fabric into contact with the fish’s scales paying particular attention to the fins and tail as well as around the face and mouth.  The paper is gently peeled off revealing an exquisitely realistic image of the fish.  The eye is hand painted and the traditional Asian Red Seal signature stamp is applied to the finished piece. This stamp is my last name, Donato, translated into Japanese.

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  • Kristen Donato

    Owner, Designer

    Growing up near beaches and the ocean all my life  my love of nature and the natural elements have become the focus of my art. My fascination with Gyotaku, the ancient Japanese method of ‘fish rubbing’, has lead me to where I am now.

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