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Gallery Three

"Flowers, Feathers and Foliage"


Paintings marked with a red spot have been sold.


Silk Painting Irises

"Irises" - mounted 50cm square

The dark background of this silk painting of irises enhances the richness of their colours.

2003 Leonard Thompson


Silk Painting Chrysanthemums

"Chrysanthemums" - mounted 50cm square

Shades of magenta, coral and violet silk paint were used for this painting of spray chrysanthemums.

2003 Leonard Thompson


Silk Painting Trumpet Lilies

"Trumpet Lilies" - mounted 50cm square

This pink trumpet lily was developed from the same design as "Starburst Lilies" in the White Gallery [6].

2002 Leonard Thompson


Silk Painting Rhododendron

"Rhododendron" - mounted 50cm square

The dark markings on the petals of this rhododendron were created using a stencil cut from paper and placed on the silk as a resist.

2001 Leonard Thompson


Silk Painting Tree Peonies

"Tree Peonies" - mounted 50cm square

Gold metallic gutta was used to draw the stigma and stamen of these tree peonies on the silk before I began painting.

2000 Leonard Thompson


Silk Painting Mute Swan Displaying

"Mute Swan" - mounted 50cm square

Clear gutta was drawn onto white silk to create the highlights on the swan and the water, and the reflection was painted wet into wet.

2000 Leonard Thompson


Silk Painting Fruit and Foliage of the Hazel

"Hazel" - mounted 50cm square

Rock salt crystals were placed on the wet silk paint to produce the textured effect on the leaves in this painting of hazel fruits and foliage.

2000 Leonard Thompson


Silk Painting Festival Tulips

"Festival Tulips" - mounted 50cm square

I painted these tulips as my silk painting demonstration at Patchings Art and Craft Festival in June 2000. Hence the title!

2000 Leonard Thompson


Silk Painting Bluebells and Periwinkle

"Bluebells and Periwinkle" - mounted 50cm square

The smooth gradation of colour in the background was achieved by mixing blue silk paint with diffusing medium instead of water.

2002 Leonard Thompson


Silk Painting Fruits and Foliage of the Oriental Plane

"Oriental Plane" - mounted 50cm square

A metallic permanent marker pen was used to draw the fruits of the oriental plane after this silk painting had been completed.

2000 Leonard Thompson


Silk Painting Camellia

"Camellia" - mounted 50cm square

I drew this camellia lying on my dining table and decided to include the spoon-backed chair opposite me to complete the design.

2000 Leonard Thompson


Silk Painting Blue Flag Iris

"Blue Flag Iris" - mounted 50cm square

A very thin layer of damp cotton wool was used as a resist to produce the fine textures on the petals of this Flag Iris.

2001 Leonard Thompson


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