This is the last silk I painted before the big move to the Denver area. In the photo it is not steamed yet. I was using up the dyes I thought I couldn't move and just made a spotty pattern for the background. That looked really unprofessional, so I washed it out, unsteamed. Lots of the dye stayed in the silk, so it was time to get creative. I started adding ladybugs, and here it is. 12 x 60" Sold
This was painted as I was packing up to move to the Denver area. I was trying to use up the dyes that were in the little containers that I thought would not move. (They did, and not one spill.) Anyway, I like the other silk I did with the dark background and just took off with that idea. It is a fun silk.
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The tangle world of abstract doodling is just magic with silks. I do have writing as the border. The words are always meaningful and philosophical. The resist is silver with a dark blue border. Doesn't this just make you want to go to your wardrobe and find something to wear with it. 12 x 60" Sold
This silk was made in Santa Fe at the SPIN conference. The class I took was about using no resists. I do have it framed, thus the reflections. It is very soft and glowing. I was very pleased with the total effect, but will use different dyes next time. The painting is already sold.
This silk is in a display case at an art show. It also won an honorable mention prize. I was inspired by the scenery around Santa Fe where I attended my first SPIN (Silk Painters International) conference in July, 2012. 12 x 60" Sold
My career involved two creative passions: teaching and art. Both passions have enabled me to create. My passion is an all-encompassing one in relation to teaching and art. Sometimes I am consumed by the need to create. A pencil, a brush or a pen in my hand brings me a feeling of contentment.