So I thought instead of pretending that I'd never said anything about painting...and hoping you wouldn't come back and question me, but then I know you're too polite for that. I thought I could show you a new silk painting ~ well not exactly new ~ but new to you.
I thought I'd show you one I made earlier....really early in fact, in 2004 to be precise! My memory isn't that good...I'd never remember that it was that long ago, except that I've signed and dated it very discreetly in one corner ; )
I'm not sure if dating sometime is a good or bad thing....anyway here it is....Oh, but first it’s quite difficult to photograph and capture the vibrant colours or how best to display. Anyway, I hope you get the idea.
The scarf is about a metre square.
Initially the scarf is raw white silk with a stitched boarder. Then the excitement starts as you add the paint....
Only three colours are added onto the silk...red, blue and yellow in random areas. As the paint spreads over the silk then the colours change.
If you mix two primary colours together, you create what is called a secondary colour. Mixing blue and red creates purple; red and yellow make orange; yellow and blue make green. The exact hue of the secondary colour you've mixed depends on which red, blue, or yellow you use and the proportions in which you mix them.
The silk lends itself perfectly to this technique. Without any gutta (or resist) the paints are free to go whenever they wish.....changing colour as they meet and greet one another.
Once dry I then added gold paint over the top in a pattern. This definitely adds a little something to the design and finishes it off I think.
I'd love to hear what you think?
So don't be shy?
I hope you're having a wonderful weekend ~ I'll see you again soon : D