Sunday, April 7, 2013

Silk Dyes: Watercolor Style

Silk Tulip/ dye on silk, mounted on canvas/ 20" x 20"
Finally, after months of working on this technique, a realized completed painting. The central part of this image is silk that has been painted with silk dyes, steam-set and then permanently applied to stretched canvas. There is nothing quite as vivid as silk dyes and these colors are rich and glowing.The lighter extension of the tulip petals and stem  is thin oil paint.

This will be one of my larger pieces at Open Studio.