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Gallery Seven - "Experimental"

The silk paintings in this gallery use some of the new techniques shown in my Experimental Workshop.


Paintings marked with a red spot have been sold.


Silk Painting Daylilies

"Daylilies" - mounted 50cm square

I used a brush loaded with clean water and moved the silk paint while it was still damp to create the textured edges of the petals.

2005 Leonard Thompson


Silk Painting Camassia

"Camassia" - mounted 50cm square

The use of crackled batik wax over-painted with a graded wash of paint produced the textured background effect in this painting of Camassia, a spring flowering bulb, native to the American Prairies.

2002 Leonard Thompson


Silk Painting Eucalyptus

"Eucalyptus" - mounted 50cm square

Only primary colours; yellow, red and blue, were used to paint this silk painting of the Australian Mallee (Eucalyptus sessilis).

2002 Leonard Thompson


Silk Painting Water Lily

"Water Lily" - mounted 50cm square

The goldfish was stencilled onto the silk and over-painted to give the impression of water in this painting of a water lily.

2002 Leonard Thompson


Silk Painting Fireweed

"Fireweed" - mounted 50cm square

Cotton wool was used to produce the gossamer effect of the plumed seeds in this silk painting of Rosebay Willowherb one of the first plants to colonize fire sites, hence its other name Fireweed.

2000 Leonard Thompson


Silk Painting Hellebore

"Hellebore" - mounted 50cm square

I used a very thin layer of cotton wool to produce the texture on the tips of the petals in this silk painting of a hellebore.

2001 Leonard Thompson


Silk Painting Coneflowers

"Coneflowers" - mounted 50cm square

The use of crackled batik wax over-painted with a darker shade of the same colour produced the textured background effect in this painting of coneflowers.

2001 Leonard Thompson


Silk Painting Tulips

"Feathered Tulips" - mounted 50cm square

I used wet torn paper as the resist when I painted the feathering on the white tulips in this painting. The dark tulips are named "Queen of Night" and the white tulips are named "Shirley".

2001 Leonard Thompson


Silk Painting Delphinium Blues

"Delphinium Blues" - mounted 50cm square

The use of cotton string produced the soft veins on the petals of this silk painting of delphiniums.

2000 Leonard Thompson


Silk Painting Zonal Pelargonium

"Pelargoniums" - mounted 50cm square

The use of crackled batik wax on the petals over-painted with a graded wash of colour gave the subtle textured effect to this silk painting of pelargoniums.

2000 Leonard Thompson


Silk Painting "De Caen" Anemones

"De Caen Anemones" - mounted 50cm square

The use of cotton wool over-painted with a graded wash of colour produced the fine textured lines on the petals in this silk painting of brightly coloured "De Caen" Anemones.

2000 Leonard Thompson


Silk Painting Sweet and Sour

"Sweet and Sour" - mounted 50cm square

The vibrant colours that can be obtained with silk paints are vividly shown in this silk painting of half a red onion and exotic fruits.

2001 Leonard Thompson


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If you would like more details about these experimental techniques please contact me.

Paintings marked with a red spot have been sold.

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