Along Winter Hill Road, Cookham Dean, Original Silk Painting. Mounted to fit frame size 40 x 50 cm.
Just up the road from where I used to live in Berkshire, there is a wonderful viewing point on the top of Winter Hill, Cookham Dean. It was a favourite place of mine to go when I needed some peace and space. The view out across towards Marlow has been the subject of several previous paintings but this time I wanted to catch the beauty of the million shades of green along the road.
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 can see a time lapse video of me painting here.
A Limited Edition Print is printed on fine art 308gsm paper using archival inks and is signed by the artist. The number of prints is limited to 100