I started painting scarves, cushion covers, lampshades etc on silk to take my painting beyond images to hang on a wall. I also sell the handpainted piece of silk to another craftsperson to construct something, or I frame them… after all my passion is to paint and paint and paint more!!! The silk scarves I do now, often involve luscious blending of colour and patterning with water, salt and alcohol. Ocassionally on some I also include include a specific image, especially flowers/gardens. I usually paint a matching large silk brooch which may be used as a scarf “ring” to hold the scarf in place or as a regular brooch, particularly on a jacket. (scarf/brooch sets are available at Burnie Makers Workshop Burnie, Cradle Mt Wilderness Gallery Gift Shop, On TRAK Gallery at Sheffield, Scottsdale Gallery , Henry Jones IXL in Hobart and, of course, my studio at Forth)
Very popular are my unique watercolour technique landscape images in cards (also made into brooches or incorporated into a jewellery items). Cards and Brooches avaiable at Burnie Regional Art Gallery, Scottsdale Art Gallery, Sheffield on TRAK Gallery at the visitor’s centre and the Burnie Makers Workshop as well as direct from me at my studio or art events I attend). Each is an individual one off painting.
I demonstrated this style at the World Federation of Miniature art exhibition in 2008. Matted silk miniatures, ready to frame, are also available.
See more of my silk art at my other WordPress blog which can be accessed from the links on my blogroll or click here http://silkwatercolours.wordpress.com/