Looking For Lunch – Sunflower and Goldfinch, Original Silk Painting. Mounted to fit frame size 8 x 8 inches.
My new garden on the North Somerset coast is inhabited by a small flock of goldfinches at the moment. I don’t have any sunflowers growing so the composition of goldfinch and sunflower is entirely from my imagination but we feed them black sunflower seeds which they seem to love. So I can just imagine the fun they must have feeding from the flowers. The seeds are probably better protected from the squirrels too!
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. On this painting I have painted the silk with a special medium to stop the paint from running before hand painting on the colour using watercolour brushes. You can see some videos of me in action here.
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.
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.