Waxwing Lyrical, Original Silk Painting and Signed Giclee Prints
This little waxwing is enjoying a lovely feast. You don’t often see waxwings around this area but I really wish you did. With their beautiful bright colouring and impressive crest, they truly are a king amongst British birds. Apparently they are named after the red tips of their wings which resemble sealing wax. In this painting I wanted to focus on the beautiful colours of the bird and not be distracted by green foliage.
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 20 x 20 cm frame. The actual image size is 15 x 15 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. 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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