Now it's time to reload the large silk pieces onto the 10 foot by 55 inch frame. This frame has rollers on each side, so I can roll the rest of the 30 feet of silk onto it and just work on 10 feet at a time. This way the piece will fit into my small attic studio.
I've already had both pieces of silk on this frame when I transfered the design, which was on large pieces of tracing paper, to the silk. I placed the tracing paper under the silk so could see the dark lines through the silk. I used a resist called gutta to trace the lines onto the silk.
If you look carefully at these two photos you can see the gutta lines on the white silk.
Interested in painting? I work with oils, acrylics,watercolor, silk dye on silk, and stained glass. My work tends towards realism, a titch towards magic realism, and definitely towards the colorful and emotional.
Interested in public art? I work a lot with churches, as I believe that art can change the world. Churches at their best are venues for radical cultural change. My artistic goal in making art for churches is to help tie the rhythms, beauty and wisdom of sacred creation back into our humanly constructed sacred spaces.