Wednesday, August 19, 2009
This scarf was done with Setasilk paint. The nice thing about Setasilk is that you do not have to steam the scarf. You set the paint by ironing it and then letting it cure for 2 days. A whole lot easier. The paint does not flow the way the dye does so I usually make smaller shapes. My order came in from Dharma Trading Co. so I am all set to get to work.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
I finished this last night. It is different in that I left the background a very, very light gray. It is 8" x 55". by leaving the background light and not adding any color to it made the leaves look as if they are just floating. Love the look.
Monday, August 10, 2009
This 11' x 50" Habotai silk scarf is a favorite of mine. I started it with a light sketch using the red dye. I then waxed in some major shapes and continued painting, adding red, orange and yellow dye. This scarf will be in my November show at EW Poore Art Gallery