Sunday, September 13, 2009
When I started the ABC Patchwork silks, I actually was planning to do a 12"x 60" silk scarf which could be hung vertically in a small space, or worn as a scarf. Therefore, this silk evolved into that style. This one features greens, blues and warm browns; colors from nature. This turned into a very pretty piece of art. Soldl!
What fun I have had making three silks of this flavor. My goal was to use wacky calligraphy, to make each square speak for itself, and still have a coordinated, fluid piece of art. I also used a limited palette, thus making it cohesive, yet interesting. I also used gold resist which makes the letters stand out all the more. A recipient of one of these Patchwork silks says the gold is especially delightful at night when a small light is nearby. Of course, it looks beautiful in the day light as only a colorful silk can do. This silk is 35"X35" and is for sale. Sold!
This close-up shows some of the detailing that is possible with silk painting. I can mix colors, paint with dry brush, and add bold color or soft details. I am very pleased with this silk painting. I chose this subject from an e-mail photo. The flower is rare and from Thailand. It is 35" X 35" and is for sale. I know you would just love to add this to your wall. Soldl!