Camoflage – Flamingos in Paradise, Original Silk Painting. Mounted to fit frame size 40 x 50 cm.
Framed painting is available to buy from my studio and gallery in Wrington, Somerset for £195
I love Flamingos but they are not known for being the brightest of birds. This cunning pair think they won’t be noticed if they pretend to be bird of paradise flowers. Nice try guys!
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.
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.