Dahlias, Original Silk Painting. Mounted to fit frame 40 x 50 cm. Signed Giclee Prints in a selection of sizes also available
Dahlias can be brash and showy but I absolutely loved the subtle shading of these. I share the site of my studio with Somerset Flower Farm who grow wonderful flowers for sale direct to the public and for weddings and special events. Recently I had the priviledge of wondering round to take photos to paint from including these gorgeous dahlias. Sadly the flower farm is now closing so I’d better make the most of my photos.
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. Signed giclee prints are supplied mounted ready for you to frame. The following sizes are available for this painting:
|Size||Mount Size (frame size required)||Actual Image Size|
|40 x 50 cm||40 x 50 cm||39 x 29 cm|
|8 x 10 inch||8 x 10 inch||14.2 x 18.8 cm|