What could be more glorious that a field of poppies in full bloom? But how to capture the colours and textures was the question I asked myself as I set to work?
This small original monotype painting has several layers of coloured ink that contribute to its rich, tapestry-like surface. I thought a lot about the subtle green/gold/red colour contrasts that give an optical “pop”. One innovation was to use a range of reds rather than just one so as well as the vermillion we associate with poppies there was also magenta and orange – a colour chord rather than a single note which I think adds depth and richness.
I used rollers and dabbers to spread out the ink then made marks with a cloth and other tools. I built up layers of over-lapping colous by printing serveral times. I incorporated textures by impressing inked up wallpaper and fabric. I also used paper stencils to make the crisp edges. Watch a video of this piece being made.
Available framed: The frame is solid oak, just beautiful natural wood 2cm (front) x 2cm (side) . It has an acid free double window mount and art glass for UV protection and greatly reduced reflections. Ready to hang with d-rings and string attached. Carefully packed in a strong purpose-built cardboard box . UK only shipping £15
Flowers of the Field original monotype framed
Dispatch and returns info
- Original hand made monotype
- Colour fast inks on BFK Rives high quality cotton rag paper
- Acid free double mount, inner white outer pale cream.
- Image size 29 x 29 cm
- Framed size 47.5 x 47.5 cm
- Signed on the front
- The frame is solid oak, just beautiful natural wood 2cm (front) x 2cm (side).
- Ready to hang with d-rings and string attached.
- It is very well packed in a spacious box with padding all round.
International customers: Due to the glass, I can't ship this picture outside the UK, sorry.