Monday, September 13, 2010

Silk Coconuts - Silk Painting


Here is a silk painting that I did this week.  It is 25" x 25" and can be worn as a scarf (the edges are sewn) or my intention was to stretch it and frame it as I do with most of my silk paintings.  I took WIP pictures of this and made a Flikr slideshow from it.  You can see them by visiting their site here.  This silk hasn't been steamed yet.  The colors will become more intense after steaming.
By the way, if any of you know how to get a Flikr slideshow to play on a blog, please let me know.  I would be much happier if the pictures were here rather than having to send people to their site.


Also this week, I was thrilled to receive 1st place in watercolor at the annual Tustin Art League member show for 'Wavering Muse' which is shown below.

I posted her a few months ago.  Even though she's a bit crazy, this is one of my favorite paintings and it was really fun and challenging to paint.

13 comments:

  1. I love both of these paintings. "Wavering Muse" is very intriguing.

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  2. ...the silk scarf is breathtaking. Those shades of green are my favorite! Congrats on award - it really is an attention grabbing piece.

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  3. Thank you for sharing
    This fabulous work with us
    Good creations

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  4. Thank you all for your wonderful comments.

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  5. Nancy, your work just blows me away. WAVERING MUSE is a favorite and so deserving of the award! Congratulations. SILK COCONUTS is fabulous and seeing the wip adds icing to the cake! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Nancy, the coconut colors are so intense, I hope steaming didn't fade too much. Congratulations on the award, well deserved!

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  7. the colors are gorgeous in the silk painting, Nancy, I hope nothing faded too much. (I posted a few minutes ago and somehow it didn't work) Congrats on the award.

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  8. Congratulations on Wavering Muse! I love Silk Coconuts. It is gorgeous.

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  9. Thanks Rosemary, I'm glad you enjoyed the WIP photos. I'm going to try to make a video showing the process in a fast-foreward way.

    Thanks Robin, the steaming will actually intensify the dyes and sometimes the look of the dyes changes in other ways - sometimes they are happy accidents and sometimes not.

    Thank you Leslie.

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  10. Congratulations, Nancy, on your first place award with Wavering Muse! Your silk coconuts scarf is lovely as well, looking forward to the video. :)

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  11. Thanks Amy. I'm going to try to get that video done within the next few weeks.

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  12. Thanks Pam. The silks are so much fun!

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