The Thames from Wittenham Clumps, Original Silk Painting and Signed Giclee Prints
Wittenham Clumps in Oxfordshire are a pair of chalk hills which have a distinctive shape and are a well known landmark. The view across the Thames from the clumps is just stunning and well worth the walk up there.
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.
The original painting will come mounted to fit a 40 x 50 cm frame. The actual image size is 26 x 37.5 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. Signed giclee prints are available in the following sizes:
|Size||Mount Size (frame size required)||Actual Image Size|
|Large||40 x 50 cm||39 x 27.1 cm|
|Small||8 x 10 inch||13.2 x 19 cm|