A Long Tale – Long Tailed Tits

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A Long Tale – Long Tailed Tits

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A Long Tale – Long Tailed Tits, Original Silk Painting. Mounted to fit frame 20 x 70 cm.

A frequent visitor to our gardens. Long tailed tits usually hang out in small flocks of about 20 birds. With a distinctive pink colour and tail longer than their body, long tailed tits are noisy and to me always look as if they are having lots of fun.

My paintings are mainly painted on pure Chinese habotai 8 silk with specialist silk paints. I start each work with a drawing on paper and then trace the image onto a piece of white silk stretched onto a wooden frame. I then apply a special paint called gutta, which contains natural latex called gutta-percha, over my traced lines. This creates a resistive barrier through which the coloured ink will not flow. I apply the coloured ink with a brush and use salt dropped into the ink whilst wet to created textured effects.

The finished painting is removed from the wooden frame, ironed to fix the colour in the fabric and stretched onto acid-free mountboard ready for framing.

You see how my paintings are created here.

A signed giclee prints is printed on fine art 308gsm paper using archival inks and is signed by the artist. It is an open edition so there is no limit to the number of reproductions that can be made.

 

Additional information

Type

Framed Original Silk Painting, Mounted Original Silk Painting, Mounted Signed Giclee Print, Signed Giclee Print (sent rolled in tube)

Size

20 x 70 cm, 20 x 50 cm (actual image 6.3 x 39 cm), 9.3 x 57.4 cm