Storm Over Black Down, Mendips


Storm Over Black Down, Mendips



Storm Over Black Down, Mendips, Original Silk Painting. Mounted to fit frame 70 x 50 cm.

I am lucky enough to have a studio with a beautiful view to the top of Black Down (the highest point on the Mendip hills). Black Down is a fantastic place for a walk. The last few weeks have afforded plenty of opportunities to watch some spectacular weather so I couldn’t resist painting the view with this dramatic sky. Take shelter!

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.

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


70 x 50 cm, 8 x 10 inch