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Gallery Four - "Flowers in Macro"

In this gallery is a set of silk paintings where I have taken an insect's view of my subjects and painted their larger than life portraits.


Paintings marked with a red spot have been sold.


Silk Painting Chrysanthemum Christmas Wine

"Chrysanthemum" - mounted 50cm square

The richly coloured petals of this chrysanthemum give it its name "Christmas Wine".

2003 Leonard Thompson


Silk Painting Red Dahlia

"Red Dahlia" - mounted 50cm square

2002 Leonard Thompson


Silk Painting Poppy Perry's White

"Poppy Perry's White" - mounted 50cm square

The dark markings on the petals of this oriental poppy were created using damp torn paper placed on the silk as a resist.

2001 Leonard Thompson


Silk Painting Golden Dahlia

"Golden Dahlia" - mounted 50cm square

The petals were painted different tints of yellow to create the illusion of sunlight illuminating them from behind and from in front.

2003 Leonard Thompson


Silk Painting Dahlia Harlequinade

"Dahlia Harlequinade" - mounted 50cm square

Notice the droplet of water about to fall from the dahlia bud.

2005 Leonard Thompson


Silk Painting Water Lilies

"Water Lilies" - mounted 50cm square

A stencil was used to create the stripes on the lower petals.

2002 Leonard Thompson


Silk Painting Asclepias

"Asclepias" - mounted 50cm square

I discovered this unusual flower growing in the bog garden near the lake at Scotney Castle Garden in Kent.

2001 Leonard Thompson


Silk Painting Globe Artichoke

"Globe Artichoke" - mounted 50cm square

I found this globe artichoke growing in the walled kitchen garden at Calke Abbey in Derbyshire.

2000 Leonard Thompson


Silk Painting Black Parrot Tulip

"Black Parrot Tulip" - mounted 50cm square

2004 Leonard Thompson


Silk Painting Iris Foetidissima

"Iris Foetidissima" - mounted 50cm square

It was only when I looked in detail at this Iris Foetidissima or Stinking Iris that I discover the ant at its centre.

2000 Leonard Thompson


Silk Painting Moonlight Sonata

"Moonlight Sonata" - mounted 50cm square

2003 Leonard Thompson


Silk Painting Sunflowers

"Sunflowers" - mounted 50cm square

2000 Leonard Thompson


Silk Painting Acucena de Brasil

"Acucena de Brasil" - mounted 50cm square

2000 Leonard Thompson


Silk Painting Opium Poppy

"Opium Poppy" - mounted 50cm square

2000 Leonard Thompson


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