The Lovebirds, Original Silk Painting and Signed Giclee Prints
Lovebirds is the common name for an agapornis which is a small variety of parrot. They are sociable and affectionate birds that pair for life. The painting was done on St Valentine’s Day ahhh…..
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.
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 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|
|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|