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We are located in the Blueridge Mountains Of Western NC
My art is represented at Rapture Organic Salon & Gallery 859 Rosman Hwy. Brevard NC 28766 828-384-1997
Now showng in the Translvania Arts Council Gallery
Painting On Silk
Begins with a luxurious base of precious pure white China silk stretched tightly on a frame.
I start with a sketch of an image when I begin a painting. I can plan but never totally control what each painting will evolve into. The temperature and humidity will effect the pigment and flow of the dyes. The excitement of silk painting comes from the subjective images and combinations that emerge within these boundaries. It is still amazing to me how this happens. The essence of what I am painting comes through the flowing dye creating a painting that is one of a kind piece of art work.
I use the combination of imported French Silk Dyes and French Silk Paint resist of Gutta (which is like a rubber cement) Rice Paste or Hot Wax Resist. The purpose of a resist is to stop the flow of dye and create a barrier, which makes the outline of an image. One of the things that excites me the most about silk painting is the purity and the intensity of color that can only be achieved by this unique technique. After the painting is complete I steam or dry heat the silk for many hours. This sets the dye and increases the intensity of the color. It also makes the painting very permanent and durable. The silk pieces can be washed or dry cleaned.