At a crossroads…to be at a point where two or more roads meet. Or..at a point of decision or a critical juncture. And consider…Overlap, convergence, intersection…
I have found myself in school again after many years. It is a privilege and a pleasure. Now my identity as an artist is undergoing deep change. And my silk work is as well. I truly don’t know where this road will lead…
I believe there is meaning in the work itself. So- I am continuing to practice. Here is a beginning in a series of daily meditations on silk.
I’ve started experimenting on silk chiffon. Wow- what a great fabric. Soft, strong, and it takes the dye great. I started the underdrawing with my silk dyes, dried out so the lines would stay, and also used magic sizing on the chiffon.
Here the dyes are drying a bit- when the water evaporates almost all the way it works great for delicate lines and brushwork.
The drawing worked wonderfully on the magic-sizing prepped chiffon. After steam setting the drawing, I painted it as well, again with the silk dyes and magic sizing. The chiffon works great- the colors spring out vivid, and the details very sharp.
And the transparency- it fascinates me. I love the chiffon with just the drawing, and then again with the painting effect.
I’m linking up to Nina-Marie Sayre’s Off the Wall Friday– check it out!