View Across the Thames from Cliveden II, Original Silk Painting and Limited Edition Prints
There’s a spot in Cliveden Woods where you get the most fabulous view across the Thames to Cookham and beyond. The Thames is quite wide at this point and there are a string of eyots. I love the reflections these make and the way the light comes through the trees. This painting won the Berkshire Life Landscape Painter of the year competition in 2017.
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 Limited Edition Print is printed on fine art 308gsm paper using archival inks and is signed by the artist. Each print will come mounted in white and packed with a backing board in biodegradable cellophane. The number of prints is limited to 100. The following sizes are available:
|Size||Mount Size (frame size required)||Actual Image Size|
|40 x 50 cm||40 x 50 cm||39 x 26 cm|
|8 x 10 inch||8 x 10 inch||12.5 x 19 cm|