Cat ‘n’ Mouse II, Original Silk Painting and Limited Edition Prints
The tiny tiger….. I love the way cats can almost flatten themselves but still move with incredible stealth. Run away little mouse!
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 Limited Edition Print is printed on fine art 308gsm paper using archival inks and is signed by the artist. The small sized print will come mounted in white and packed with a backing board wrapped in biodegradable cellophane. The large size print will come unmounted and rolled in a tube. Only a limited number of reproductions will be made of this painting indicated by the number written on the front. The following sizes are available:
|Size||Mount Size (frame size required)||Actual Image Size|
|Small||25 x 50 cm||14.3 x 39 cm|
|Large||Not mounted (rolled in tube)||19.5 x 53.4 cm|