A 'J' storybook illustration using watercolor pencils. 5 x 7" Peanut (Seahorse), Butter (Seahorse) and Jelly (Fish) are on a Sandwich Board. This is from my class with Renee Jorgenson at The Summit, International Calligraphy Conference in Colorado Springs, July, 2012. Awesome class. NFS
8 x 72" Paste Paper style painting with thickened dyes. No resist except for my signature. This silk is very pretty and fun to wear. You can tie the ends together with tiny knots and make an infinity scarf.
8 x 72" I learned a lesson here. One cannot put the resist on top of the thickened dyes. If you do, after steaming, it just falls off like spaghetti. The resist was applied after steaming, then it stayed put. Sold.
12 x 60" This painting just grew and sold itself in about a week. The interesting challenge I had with this silk is that the dye kept drying too fast before I got all the way around each triangle. I had to finally wet the area with water first to avoid a 'dry' line.
My silk teacher is trying to get my to loosen up. This was an assignment in class. I used thickened dyes to draw the dragon and fill her in. After steaming the dragon, I added some gold resist to lighten up the dark lines. She is a nice dragon! 12 x 60" SOLD
August, 2013. 8 x 72" I am experimenting with painting on silk with thickened dyes in the paste paper style. I have hundreds of paste paper paintings on paper (Arches Text Wove) which I use in my calligraphy projects; i.e. books, backgrounds, cards, etc. Now I will show several silks in the same genre. $40.00
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.