Four Shivering Seagulls

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Four Shivering Seagulls

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Four Shivering Seagulls Original Silk Painting and Limited Edition Prints

These little seagulls were painted in 2014. I decided to create a silk painting a day for the Twelve days of Christmas.

Sticking with the birds theme (who wants lords a leaping anyway!), this takes me back to our recent holiday to the west coast of Ireland. It was beautiful there but perishing cold and as I sat in the comfort of our living room watching them, I could have sworn the seagulls were shivering 🙂

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.

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 in a white mount and packed with a backing board and cellophane wrapping. The following sizes are available:

Size Mount Size (frame size required) Actual Image Size
20 x 20 cm 20 x 20 cm 14 x 14 cm

Additional information

Type

Framed Original Silk Painting, Mounted Limited Edition Print

Size

20 x 20 cm