Sweet Peas II, Original Silk Painting and Prints.
Sweet Peas have to be one of my favourite flowers. I love the scent and the mix of colours from deep and vibrant to soft pastels. I’ve tried growing them on many occasions but never had all that much success. Usually the flower stems are short and they always get greenfly! So if anyone can tell me the secret to growing them – please do tell…
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 8 x 8 inch 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|