Gallery of Silks
I start with an idea, a direction, and then step aside and let the art work take me on the journey. The white silk is stretched, and then metallic resist is drawn onto the scarf freehand. Once the resist has dried I begin to paint in the areas, working on some pieces for weeks at a time. The resist keeps the dyes from running together, resisting the spread.
9”x54”, 14”x72”, 22”x72”
Artist sketches allow the opportunity to play with designs and colors, broad strokes keep me unattached to the outcome, allowing the art to flow. I began this line with the desire to utilize my grandmother’s oil painting brushes which were a leap from the watercolor aspects of painting on silk.
Silk haboti or silk chiffon
9″ x 54″ or 14″ x 72″
By letting go of the outcome, each scarf takes this artist on a journey into unknown color combinations. This process allows the dyes to combine on the fabric, creating new colors as they mix. The discoveries I make while playing with the Color Studies enhance my palette and my delight in letting the art come through me, to you.