Bed of Nails – Gila Woodpecker and Cactus

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Bed of Nails – Gila Woodpecker and Cactus

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Bed of Nails – Gila Woodpecker and Cactus, Original Silk Painting and SIgned Giclee Prints

Fancy a cactus for a bed? Gila woodpeckers peck holes in cacti to make their nests. One of their favourites is the saguaro and these things have pretty impressive spines. Wow is all I can say!

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. See a video of the process here.

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.

A signed giclee print is printed on fine art 308gsm paper using archival inks and is signed by the artist. Each print will come mounted in white and packed with a backing board in biodegradable cellophane. It is an open edition so there is no limit to the number of reproductions that can be made. The following sizes are available:

Size Mount Size (frame size required) Actual Image Size
40 x 40 cm 40 x 40 cm 29 x 29 cm
30 x 30 cm 30 x 30 cm 19 x 19 cm
20 x 20 cm 20 x 20 cm 14 x 14 cm

Additional information

Type

Framed Original Silk Painting, Mounted Original Silk Painting, Mounted Signed Giclee Print

Size

60 x 60 cm, 40 x 40 cm, 20 x 20 cm, 30 x 30 cm