View from Long Lane, Cookham Dean with Poppies Original Silk Painting and Limited Edition Prints
Cookham Dean is a charming village in Berkshire near where I used to live in Maidenhead. Near the top of Long Lane there is a bridle path that leads down to the outskirts of Maidenhead. You get a fabulous view across the Thames Valley right across to Windsor Castle. I have painted this view, which was also famously painted by Sir Stanley Spencer, on several occasions. This version was painted as a commission and specifically included some wild poppies which spring up in the fields there in summer.
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.
A limited edition giclee print is printed on fine art 308gsm paper using archival inks and is signed by the artist. Only a limited number of reproductions will be made and each print is numbered on the front. Each print comes unmounted rolled in a tube. The following sizes are available:
|Size||Mount Size (frame size required)||Actual Image Size|
|Large||No mount (rolled in tube)||18.8 x 53.4 cm|