Tropical Leaves, Original Silk Painting. Mounted to fit frame 40 x 50 cm. Signed Giclee Prints in a selection of sizes also available
I painted these tropical leaves in my studio in lockdown in January 2021. I’d been thinking about painting something like this for quite a while. I think it was a subconscious longing for warmth and the lush growth of spring and summer. I imagine these plants growing in a rainforest but I’ve never had the opportunity to visit one…one day maybe…
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 40 x 50 cm frame. The actual image size is 30 x 40 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 supplied mounted ready for you to frame. The following sizes are available for this painting:
|Size||Mount Size (frame size required)||Actual Image Size|
|40 x 50 cm||40 x 50 cm||39 x 29 cm|
|8 x 10 inch||8 x 10 inch||14.2 x 18.8 cm|