Runner Beans, Original Silk Painting. Mounted to fit frame 50 x 50 cm.
Runner Beans are one of my favourite vegetables to grow in the garden. Not only are they super easy to grow and produce loads of delicious beans they also look very attractive. My favourites are the varieties with these scarlet flowers. The only challenge is to find enough runner bean recipes to use the huge glut that we get each summer! I painted this when I had been invited by a local artists group to join in with their monthly theme of ‘Abundance’.
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 50 x 50 cm frame. The actual image size is 40 x 40 cm. Framed 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. 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|