Examples of the Silk Painting Process

The silk is washed, stretched and a drawing made using either light pencil or, in this case markers that fade.

The design is defined using water soluble gutta for Serti (closing or fence) technique.

Here the design has been defined using cold wax

Colours are laid onto the silk and flow to the edge - hence the term Serti or fence

The same effect can be achieved by painting on dyes rather than submerging the whole piece in a dye bath as with classic batik

Here a simple design uses a combination of batik wax and gutta

This experimental piece demonstrates different techniques

Clever use of spatter gives a feeling of movement to this piece inspired by the sea

Very clever use of colour theory gives space and movement to a deceptively simple design

Crete Weather

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