Thursday, June 19, 2008

Catching up...

Hand-Painted Woven Silk Pillow
16" x 12"
Sorry it's been a while since I was able to blog. I have had several Fine Art and Craft shows back to back and the weather here has not been a help. I've had to restore and create new work that was messed up with sudden unexpected storms catching me outdoors at several events. But still I am working at what I love!
I am creating new wall hangings of hand-painted silk these days and also accent pillows. Both with my impressionist landscapes and also shear "Rothko" style color landscapes. I am having a ball and they are selling like hot cakes to designers.
Hand-painted Silk Pillow
16" X 12"
I'm having a slow time getting colors to my exact standards and specifications. One of the things I love so much about silk painting is that it teaches me on an hourly basis the need to give up control. In oil pastel and oil paintings I have a lot of control on a line, a color, how it is blend, what lies side by side. In the silk work I must relinquish that control and go broader, bigger and more intense, to let it find its own balance of line and form.
Here are a few pictures of some of the new work I am doing. Love to hear your comments!
Hand-Painted Silk Wall Hanging w/ pillow
muslin backing
60" x 45"
Pillow 16 x 12"
until next time
Create beauty and fill the world with love!