Artist's description:

I've always loved the architectural quality of Red Hot Pokers and the lovely graduation of colour on each petal. I've never had any luck in growing them though - maybe they just don't like the soil in Maidenhead. It did take a very long time to do the colour graduation on each petal - hope you feel it's worth it!

Please note this artwork is sold mounted using textured white mountboard to fit a frame size 60 x 80 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.

Too Hot To Handle (2017)


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This artwork is sold by Stephanie Gay from United Kingdom

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