Expresso Martin (Expresso Martini and House Martin), Original Silk Painting. Mounted to fit frame size 30 x 30 cm.
Have you ever wondered how house martins keep flying all the time seemingly without a rest? Well now you know – a little sip from an expresso martini keeps this little guy buzzing for the rest of the day…. This painting is part of my ‘Birds Behaving Badly’ series.
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.
The original painting will come mounted to fit a 30 x 30 cm frame. The actual image size is 20 x 20 cm. Framed is not included.
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. The following sizes are available:
|Size||Mount Size (frame size required)||Actual Image Size|
|30 x 30 cm||30 x 30 cm||19 x 19 cm|
|20 x 20 cm||20 x 20 cm||14 x 14 cm|