Partridge Paradox – A Partridge in a Pear Tree Original Silk Painting and Signed Giclee Prints
Partridges are one of those birds that seem quite boring until you look at them up close and then you realise how beautiful they are. A partridge in a pear tree is a traditional image that we all accept as the norm at Christmas but actually you’d never find pears on a tree in December and I’m pretty sure partridges prefer to keep their feet firmly on the ground – it’s a paradox!
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 will come mounted in white and packed with a backing board in biodegradable cellophane. 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|