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.
I have been immersed (not literally) in the lovely colours of silk dyes lately as I prepare for Tasmania’s big Craft Fair at Deloraine which is on in the first weekend of November. Each handpainted scarf has a matching big brooch which can act as a pin to hold the scarf in place or worn separately. the brooch on the blue scarf is an encaustic painting while the others are all original silk miniature paintings.
New works to take to Burnie Makers tomorrow. Each is an original painting.
I had a wonderful time at Burnie Makers Workshops showing people the magic of painting on silk and patterning with salt. We made our small paintings into brooches…. I do love this workshop [which I have now run a number of times] as it suits all ages and can be taken in a small space. It shows beautiful art can be made without needing skills in drawing. And everyone gets a wearable art item for themselves or as a special gift. I provide all the gear so all get to use beautiful soft artist quality squirrel hair brushes.