Chinoiserie in Teal and Peacock Blue by Louise Hill Design
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!
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, this print is signed, numbered and stamped with a Louise Hill Design ‘blind embossing stamp’ on the front. Each print also includes a 'Certificate of Authenticity' sticker sealed with my gold foil logo, embossed stamp, signature and edition number for attaching to the back of the print once framed.