CHINOISERIE IN AQUAMARINE & POWDER BLUES
'CHINOISERIE IN AQUAMARINE & POWDER BLUES'
HAND FINISHED IN GOLD INK - Printed onto Etching Paper and framed.
My second in a series of 'Limited Edition' prints, I wanted to create a collection of images in a delicate blue colour palette based on a luxurious Chinoiserie style. Each print is hand painted with gold ink as a final finishing touch. As a ‘generic' Asian design, I have included imagery from several countries including Singapore, China, Japan, India, Hong Kong and Bali. These are all places I have lived in or travelled to and provide a constant source of inspiration for my artwork.
Continuing on from the first limited edition print, Chinoiserie in Neutrals, I created a silk "window frame" for the images to sit within inspired by the ornate wooden screen in my old studio. I really enjoyed painting the two main feature panels and the individual design elements. These include the main 'Chinoiserie" botanical wallpaper and the birds, gold fish and butterflies in gold inks. The print is complex and highly detailed and I have featured many curated pieces, accumulated and collected over several years which make up it’s story. I love the old Chinese packaging label from an embroidered box which is faded and worn showing it's history, the vivid teal hand painted tea set, the vintage Indian sari fabrics and the pieces of porcelain bought at the floating water markets in China.
This is a limited edition of 100 prints only.
Printed onto 310gsm Hahnemuhle German Etching Paper, these hand-finished prints are signed, numbered and stamped with a golden Louise Hill Design logo on the front. Each print includes a Certificate of Authenticity sealed with my gold foil logo, embossed stamp, signature and edition number. Please note that hand-finishing and framing takes up to a month to complete from the date your order is scheduled for hand-finishing in my order book.
For the framed prints we use a ‘Champagne’ coloured 2 cm wooden frame chosen especially to match the artwork’s delicate colours. The finished, framed dimensions are approximately 32.5H x 49.6W inches | 82.5H x 126W cm.
WALL HANGING INFO:
AS THIS IS A LARGE PIECE, IT COMES WITH TWO HOOKS IN PLACE ON THE BACK OF THE FRAMED PRINT AND SHOULD BE HUNG ON TWO SCREWS IN THE WALL, ON THE LEFT AND RIGHT CORNERS. PLEASE ASK A HANDYMAN OR A LOCAL FRAMER TO HANG THE PIECE FOR YOU.