Pansies, Original Silk Painting and Prints.
Pansies are a wonderful splash of colour in early spring. Often I find the colours a bit brash, but the warm combination of yellow, orange and pinks of these ones really appealed to me. One surprising fact about pansies is that both the flowers and leaves are edible and an excellent source of vitamins A and C. They taste like a flowery version of lettuce and can be used to make syrup and dyes. I hope you enjoy this little painting!
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 20 x 20 cm frame. The actual image size is 15 x 15 cm. Frame is not included.
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. Prints are mounted and wrapped in cellophane. They are available in the following sizes:
|Size||Mount Size (frame size required)||Actual Image Size|
|20 x 20 cm||20 x 20 cm||14 x 14 cm|