Christmas Common – Watlington Hill, Oxfordshire


View from Christmas Common, Oxfordshire


Christmas Common – Watlington Hill, Oxfordshire Original Silk Painting and Limited Edition Prints

Christmas Common is a hamlet near Watlington in Oxfordshire. There are several wonderful views here and some fantastic walks at Watlington Hill. Very satisfyingly there is an actual Christmas tree farm in Christmas Common!

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.

Visit my?YouTube Channel?to see how my paintings are created and click?here?to read a bit more about me.

The original painting will come mounted in white to fit a 50 x 100 cm frame. The actual image size is 28.8 x 78.8 cm. Frame is not included.

A limited edition giclee print is printed on fine art 308gsm paper using archival inks and is signed by the artist. Only a limited number of reproductions will be made and each print is numbered on the front. Each print comes unmounted rolled in a tube. The following sizes are available:

Size Mount Size (frame size required) Actual Image Size
Large No mount (rolled in tube) 18.8 x 53.4 cm


Additional information


Framed Original Silk Painting, Mounted Original Silk Painting, Mounted Limited Edition Print, Unmounted Limited Edition Print


50 x 100 cm, 30 x 70 cm, 80.5 x 30 cm, 25 x 50 cm, Large


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