Gulls are so beautifully crisp and white and yet so naughty and argumentative. I wanted the composition and colour used in this painting to communicate a vivid sense of the squabbles.
Please note this artwork is sold mounted to fit a frame size 100 x 50 cm (frame is not included due to high risk of breakage in transit)
My paintings are painted on pure 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.
Please don’t hesitate to ask if you have any questions about this artwork.