Two Bee Eaters, Original Silk Painting. Mounted to fit frame size 6 x 6 inches – actual image 9 x 9 cm
Bee Eaters live in large groups and create sites for their nests by burrowing into sandy banks. They eat flying insects, mainly bees and wasps and weirdly they ignore insects that have landed. These two are Green Bee Eaters. I started this little painting a while back but was inspired to finish it by the wonderful episode of Perfect Plant with Sir David Attenborough which showed amazing footage of Carmine Bee Eaters.
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. On this painting I have painted the silk with a special medium to stop the paint from running before hand painting on the colour using watercolour brushes. You can see some videos of me in action here.
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.
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|
|6 x 6 inch||6 x 6 inch||9 x 9 cm|