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Waxwing and Berries


Waxwing and Berries


Waxwing and Berries Original Silk Painting and Signed Giclee Prints

I love the shape and colour of waxwings. They are a winter visitor to the UK and sometimes arrive in great numbers which is called an ?irruption?. To me that just conjures up a vision of them spurting up from the ground J They feed on berries particularly rowan and hawthorn.

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 signed giclee 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. It is an open edition so there is no limit to the number of reproductions that can be made. Prints are mounted and wrapped in cellophane. They are available in the following sizes:

?Size Mount Size (frame size required) Actual Image Size
20 x 20 cm 20 x 20 cm 14 x 14 cm



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Framed Original Silk Painting, Mounted Original Silk Painting, Mounted Signed Giclee Print


20 x 20 cm