The Lone Pine, Priddy Ponds, Mendips, Original Silk Painting. Mounted to fit frame 8 x 8 inch.
One of mine and my husband’s favourite walks from the time when we were young and in love (aahh!) is at Priddy Ponds. Priddy Mineries is a nature reserve 1.5 miles east of the village of Priddy in the heart of the Mendips and the mine workings have created some beautiful ponds. We’ve always loved this pine which stands on a small hill alone and it has been the site of many family photos.
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.