Have You Heard? – gossiping budgies, Original Silk Painting and Limited Edition Prints
Budgies are such funny little things with their brightly coloured breasts and incessant chatter. They seem to be very lively characters. These ones are clearly gossiping away about poor old blue on the left – I wonder what he’s been up to?
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.
The original painting will come mounted to fit a 40 x 40 cm frame. The actual image size is 29 x 29 cm. Frame is not included.
A Limited Edition Print is printed on fine art 308gsm paper using archival inks and is signed by the artist. The number of prints is limited to 100. The following sizes are available:
|Size||Mount Size (frame size required)||Actual Image Size|
|40 x 40 cm||40 x 40 cm||29 x 29 cm|
|30 x 30 cm||30 x 30 cm||19 x 19 cm|
|20 x 20 cm||20 x 20 cm||14 x 14 cm|