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CHINOISERIE IN TEAL & PEACOCK BLUE

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‘CHINOISERIE IN TEAL & PEACOCK BLUE’

HAND FINISHED IN METALLIC INKS - This is a limited edition of 50 prints only - printed in archival Giclee inks onto 310gsm German Hahnemuhle etching paper.

THE STORY BEHIND THE PRINT...

For this design I have been very much influenced by the beautiful blues and green colours often found in traditional Asian tea sets, silk brocade fabrics, old jade paintbrushes, temple roof tiles to name a few!  Continuing on from the generic Asia theme of my Chinoiserie in Gold & Blush Pinks and Chinoiserie in Aquamarines & Powder Blues I have included imagery from mainly China, Hong Kong and Singapore.

I spend many months collecting vintage objects and fabrics for my prints and many hours rummaging in markets, second hand shops and scrolling through pages on the internet to find little treasures to include in my artworks.

I like to weave my imagery into intricate layers, creating a kind of luxurious pattern which is contained within a traditional Chinese Lattice window frame.  The lattice frame for this design has an intricate electric blue brocade silk as it’s background pattern. 

I enjoy photographing little ‘vignettes’ of vintage found objects that complement each other and mix these with embroideries and architectural details of places that I have lived in or travelled to. I especially like the little ‘White Rabbit’ tin box from the milk and vanilla flavoured traditional sweets that originated from Shanghai, where I used to live many years ago - my twin boys used to get given these little sweets from well meaning Shanghainese ‘Aunties’ and neighbours!

FRAME COLOUR:

I suggest framing in White to retain the clarity of colour within the design OR use our ‘Champagne’ coloured wooden frame chosen especially to match the artwork’s delicate gold tones.  Please see our info on framing here.

SIZE:

IMAGE SIZE: 29 H X 45 W " inches | 74 H x 114 W cm (image area) with a 2" or 5 cm white border.  

FRAMED SIZE:  37 H x 53 W inches | 94 H x 135 W cm - including a white mat board and 2cm frame.

FINISH & CERTIFICATION:

Printed onto 310gsm Hahnemuhle German Etching Paper, these hand-finished prints are signed, numbered and stamped with a gold 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 signing, stamping and framing may take up to 4 weeks from the date your order is placed.

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.