The Pixie Path – Goblin Combe, Mendips


The Pixie Path – Goblin Combe, Mendips



The Pixie Path – Goblin Combe, Mendips, Original Silk Painting and Prints.

Goblin Combe on the western edge of the Mendips is a lovely spot for a walk. I was lucky with the weather the day I went exploring with my camera, it was sunny but with some mist still hanging around in the valleys. The path up through the woods has a magical quality about it which was enhanced by the dappled shade.

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

Additional information


Framed Original Silk Painting, Mounted Original Silk Painting, Mounted Signed Giclee Print


8 x 8 inch, 20 x 20 cm