Birthday Tulips, Original Silk Painting. Mounted to fit frame 8 x 8 inch.
I love this poem ‘The Tulip’ by Emily Dickinson
She slept beneath a tree
Remembered but by me.
I touched her cradle mute
She recognized the foot
Put on her carmine suit, And see !
These beautiful tulips were given to me by the long suffering Mr G for my birthday.
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 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.