Over Christmas/New year I sold out of my encaustic art pendants so I have been doing more after finally obtaining the antique look, oval pendant trays I prefer.
Each pendant contains one of my small original encaustic art paintings…. a painting made using melted pigmented wax. I have protected the artwork with a domed clear glass cabochon which, in effect, acts as a magnifier for the image. The oval image is 1.8 by 2.5 cm. The whole pendant is 3 by 3.7 cm and attached to a matching, coloured silk cord or a silver snake chain. Encaustic allows great depth depiction and within the abstracted shapes the viewer discovers there own meaning. It is so special to wear one off original paintings as a jewellery item and I certainly get a lot of positive comments when I wear them. These are for sale at $25 each, which includes postage. Contact me or to make things easier, over winter I hope to get my Etsy shop organised.
Crepe de Chine coat and handpainted silk large cabochon pendant
My first venture into having some of my silk works displayed on real models. This shawl has an allover leaf design in gold and copper… individually stencilled in “random” pattern. The shawlcan be adjusted to many styles with the hand painted and stencilled matching 57mm pin. The patterning does not show in ths photo but the lime green looks lovely. You can see more catwalk photos on my silk painting blog http://silkwatercolours.wordpress.com
This is one of the garments I will have in the Art 2 Wear fashion parade for Burnie Shines on October the 10th. See the others on my other blog Silk Art By Eve at http://silkwatercolours.wordpress.com
They are simple but very floaty and elegant. The fabric is so sensuous and the colours come alive when they are steamed.
As part of Burnie Shines annual celebrations in Burnie I have some silk garments in a fashion parade…. Art 2 Wear. http://www.burnieshines.com/Date/10-October-2013
Exciting. One night only. I will post some pics after the event on October 10. Hopefully showing the maodels wearing the garments, if not the items on coathangers (not quite the same).
Also 2 WORKSHOPS
on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th October at Burnie Makers Workshop. Have a go at painting on silk and create a special handmade Christmas gift while enjoying the flow of dyes on silk. If you love colour you will love this. http://www.burnieshines.com/Events/Workshop-Silk-Painting-Watercolour-Technique
Click the link for the Sunday workshop details… watercolour technique (put the image in a card or do a slightly larger one to frame.
FOR THE SATURDAY WORKSHOP… MAKE A SILK BROOCH USING SALT TECHNIQUE http://www.burnieshines.com/Events/Workshop-Silk-Painting
Busy, busy with Deloraine Craft Fair fast approaching too.
Every year I pack up some art works and send them to North East Tasmania to the North East Art And Craft Association exhibition at Scottsdale. The committee who organise this do an amazing job volunteering their time. Everything has always be perfectly recorded, I am always paid correctly for sales and work that does not sell is repackaged carefully in its original packaging and returned free of charge to a local depot for me to collect. Wonderful organisation of the event to assist the artists. This year I am sending a small collection of handpainted silk jewellery and cards along with some watercolours and a larger acrylic painting.
These works are examples of what can be purchased at the Makers Workshop in Burnie in the next two days. Then some will come back to the studio. A few will replenish stock at On TRAK at the Visitors Centre in Sheffield on Thursday…. and of course you can contact me to order…all easy to post. Each is an original unique artwork, not reproductions/prints
So today was another busy silk painting day. This is currently my favourite art activity. Painting miniature landscapes/realistic to abstracted an silk using a watercolour technique. Using heat fix dyes/paints I aim to match or compliment the colour of the steam fix dyes used when painting the scarves. The large brooch can then be used to hold the scarf in place for a number of different looks or used to enhance a bag, hat, shirt or jacket lapel.