Oriole and Cactus I


Oriole and Cactus I original silk painting by Stephanie Gay




Oriole and Cactus I

Oriole and Cactus I

Oriole and Cactus I, Original Silk Painting. Mounted to fit frame size 30 x 30 cm.

I just love the combination of these little orange orioles, the cactus and the deep blue sky so much I had to paint some more 🙂 See some more of my oriole and cactus paintings here and here.

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 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.


Additional information


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


30 x 30 cm, 20 x 20 cm