Lark & Stormy – The Skylark



The skylark likes open countryside, from lowland farmland to upland moorland. It is easiest to identify from its distinctive call and flight pattern. Sadly numbers have decreased so much in the UK it is now on the endangered list.  I’ve tried a dark and stormy on holiday and the combination of dark rum and ginger ale wasn’t for me but I think this skylark is a great addition to the exotic look . This painting is part of my ‘Boozy Birds’ series.

The original painting will come mounted on a black wooden cradled board frame. The overall size is 8 x 8 inches

A signed giclee print 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. Each Print will come with a white mount and backing board and packed in biodegradable cellophane. 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

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.

Additional information


Framed Original Silk Painting, Mounted Original Silk Painting, Mounted Signed Giclee Print


8 x 8 inch, 30 x 30 cm, 20 x 20 cm

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