TECHNIQUE OF PAINTING ON SILK. Instead of painting on paper or canvas, I sometimes paint on pure silk, using special paints. The process is quite long and experimental, with about 50% of the paintings not coming out as I would like, so they are either 'cut-up' to make original greeting cards or sold-off at a lower price. The principle is similar to watercolours. Colour mixing, allowing the colours to run and mingle together except the paint will keep 'running' until they dry-out on the silk. To control this, I use a 'gutta' as a block or work above a very hot radiator !!!
Humphrey Littleton (above) painted on silk. Original available: Or Signed limited edition mounted and (framed 20" x 16") prints to order: £69. or Giclee archival print £89.
Boddinick, Cornwall. Silk Painting with three sailing boats. £250. The painting is on pure silk, mounted on mount board and ready for framing. Can be posted or collected (already framed). Size approx 50cm x 40cm
Clarinetist. Silk Painting. £125. Size 50cm x 40cm.
EMPEROR PENGUINS (Baby it's cold outside!) (Sold).
(Below) SOUSAPHONE PLAYER. I saw him playing in a jazz band in Solihull town centre two or three years ago and took his photograph on my camera as I didn't have my camera with me. Archival Giclee Limited Edition Signed Print available. Framed. £89.
GREEN MAN: (below) Painted on silk. £195. Signed Print to order: £49. I was at the Earlsdon Festival a couple of years ago when I say this musician performing in the street. I took his photograph and then painted him with an imaginary enchanted background.
POPPIES: (below)Painted on silk. (sold)
SAILING OR FISHING Boats: can be painted and 'Named' after someone special. All paintings are 'original' so no two paintings will ever be the same.
Size unframed approx: 40cm x 30cm. (A3)
Silk Paintings on fine pure silk. The colours 'glow' and the paintings are quite different to normal methods of painting. The colours are very permanent.
Most paintings are priced between £125 - £850.
Some of the paintings are available as a Limited Edition Signed Print, overmounted and (framed 20" x 16"). £69. Or as a Giclee Limited Edition archival quality print: £89. Also available, prints on boxed canvas - will quote.
Morris Man (Anchor Man) Silk Painting. (SOLD) size 40cm x 50cm
BELOW: PUFFINS FLYING: Silk painting £125. size approx 28cm x 36 cm
TIGER: Original Silk Painting. £195. Size approx unframed 38cm x 36cm
(Below THOMPSONS CRICKET. Original Silk Painting. £125. Size approx unframed 38cm x 30cm
Below: Great Cranes Dancing. £150. (size approx A3). Painted on Silk. I found a photograph of a dancing crane and then turned the image round to make a pair, ' and painted an imaginary garden background.
(Below) Brian May painted on Silk. (Note the Badger on his arm.)
(Below): THE BLUES - this is a study of the Saxophonist playing with Courtney Pine at the Colne Blues Festival, August Bank Holiday weekend 2015. Painted on Silk.
(Below): Daw Mill, North Warwickshire. Was thought to be one of the best coal mines in Europe. They had an underground fire in 2013 and the mine was closed although talk from the miners was that they were planning to close the mine anyway and they could have put the fire out! The land should be reverted back to green belt (as per the planning consent) but plans have been put forward to convert it to a large industrial site. I was permitted to take photographs both before the mine was closed and also after the fire and have done several paintings. (Both sold) but limited edition signed prints are available of the painting below.
RED SAILS IN THE SUNSET. (above)Painted on silk. Original Available.
COVENTRY SALVATION ARMY: (below) Painted on silk. Signed Limited Edition laser prints available, mounted and (framed 20" x 16") from £49. I love to hear the Salvation Army playing and took a photograph of them in Coventry Precinct.