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Red Copper Conifer- SIGNED ORIGINAL-
India Ink, gouache, on Artcare 100% cotton board, Conservation Framing, U.V. Glass (frame was $100 at cost, professionally framed)
18 1/4" x 10 1/8"
(gold in painting and frame are visibly metallic in-person)

**I use only Professional Artist's grade archival paints, ink and boards. The colours I use are all of the highest rating of permanence, so they will not fade when properly framed, out of direct sunlight. My studio and home are smoke-and-airborne-chemical-free.**

I live in the vast, conifer-dominant Taiga forest that makes a ring around the globe of like-flora and fauna. Poplar, and some other trees manage to eek out a space here and there, but in the Taiga here, conifers are the kings and queens of the land. A beautiful Larch stands alone occasionally, also a conifer, but deciduous and so different from the evergreen conifers in the packed forested areas, that it bears noticing.

This dancing RED COPPER CONIFER was inspired by a gorgeous Larch in the open grasses next to our house.

No matter that the trees live in a different time-scale than we do; I feel known by them.


I created my ink painting method serendipitously one evening when I had for the first time successfully put my newborn infant and his toddler brother to sleep, and didn't know how much time I'd have before they woke up. So, I grabbed the most immediate supplies available from my art bins, which happened to include a giant jug of India Ink, a pile of cotton rag board off-cuts from framing I'd done previously, and a dental syringe, which I had from my wisdom tooth extraction.

Since then, I have created well over 100 finished works in this style and method, many of which are now in private collections.

My ink paintings are all originals, never digitally reproduced. I have no intention to reproduce them this way, so the only memories I will have of these one-of-a-kind paintings are in my mind and as photographs taken with my camera in my studio.

The surface of the ink is varied, from shiny and slightly raised, to soft and absorbed by the cotton board. This texture gives a liveliness to the works that is not captured digitally, but is apparent in-person, and one of my favourite reasons for using this ink in this way. It has a slightly sculptural effect, different than a brush stroke, but just as inviting to the eye. The raised effect of the ink and the use of gouache (which picks up skin oils, leaving an indelible mark), also require some consideration in framing; the piece should never be rubbed, or touch glass- always spaced slightly away from it with matting or glass-spacers (professional framers will do this without special instructions, and this was done with this piece).

I have included a description of the work, biographical information, and a tag with each piece.

Please read my Profile and Welcome Message in Shop Policies, for more tidbits about me and my life.

Thank you, and Good Bliss,
Imogen Skye Freeman

Christmas- Tree Painting- RED COPPER CONIFER- Larch-Inspired Stripe Bark- Signed Original Ink & Gouache- Framed Professionally U V Glass


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: India ink, gouache, gold, paint, ink, artcare board, conservation board, archival paint, archival ink, framed, glass, UV resistant, framing
  • Ships worldwide from Canada
  • Feedback: 1 reviews
  • Listed on Oct 26, 2012