84 royal paintings exhibit comes to Rayong

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A traveling exhibition of 84 paintings of HM the King made its latest stop in Rayong with Thai musical legend Ad Carabao leading the celebration.

Theerapan Lopaiboon of the Thuleethai Club created the “84 Paintings for the King’s 84th Birthday” exhibit, which opened Nov. 8 at Rayong’s Ploenchai Field. The professor and artist has now taken the exhibit to 65 of Thailand’s 77 provinces.

The “84 Paintings for the King’s 84th Birthday” exhibit which opened Nov. 8 at Rayong’s Ploenchai Field. The “84 Paintings for the King’s 84th Birthday” exhibit which opened Nov. 8 at Rayong’s Ploenchai Field.

Carabao, or Yuenyong Opakul, has been following the exhibit with a “Carabao on Tour” show to attract more people to the gallery. The hand-drawings and paintings illustrate HM the King’s life, focusing mainly on his younger years when he traveled the country to address the concerns of his people.

Theerapan based his artwork on photographs of HM the King, hand drawing images and polishing them with acrylic and oil-based paints on canvases measuring 77 by 135 cm. He said he created the paintings to not only express his loyalty, but illustrate the king’s perseverance, persistence, and resilience.

Visitors to the exhibit are being given an opportunity to wish His Majesty well wishes through a huge touch screen device that will record the facial expressions of the citizens and include their signatures. The information will be recorded on disc to be royally dedicated to His Majesty.