Storm Brews Over Cliveden, Original Silk Painting. Mounted to fit frame size 60 x 80 cm.
This view was painted from The Odney Club in Cookham in Berkshire. The light on the hillside was amazing and I just had to capture it then make a run for somewhere dry haha! Cliveden was the family home of the Astors and there is much history associated with it including the stormy scandal of the Profumo affair. See the wonderful view back across the Thames from the woods 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.