"Clematis" - silk painting mounted 42cm square
©2011 Leonard Thompson
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Today silk painting is an extremely popular art form but it is almost as old as the discovery of silk itself. With modern dyes and paints the design possibilities are limitless. Using a medium-weight habutai silk, Pébéo Setasilk iron-fixed silk paints, clear water solvent gutta and in some paintings batik wax as the resist, I have developed a technique that hides the resist lines. The finished pictures are carefully stretched and mounted on acid-free board and then framed for exhibition.
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Nottingham Evening Post and Patchings Award 2002
"Nottinghamshire Amateur Artist of the Year 2002"
for silk painting "Starburst Lilies"
Palace Galleries - Fine Art
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Last revised: April 22, 2003