I haven't done silk painting for awhile and wanted to try doing one without resist and playing with hard and soft edges. I did the sky first wet into wet and allowed it to dry. Then I did the distant hills and let that area dry. When you add silk dyes to an area that already has been dyed and dried, a hard line forms. Sometimes that is a good effect and sometimes it is not. I was trying for that technique with this project. I continued to add colors once the previous layer was dry and then I added textures by drying the silk and adding more dyes. I thought my background hills were going to be lighter than the foreground area when I was dying it but obviously, I miscalculated it. I should have added the background hills while the sky was wet so that the edges were soft which would make that area recede.
There are things I would do some things differently next time but I think it does look interesting. I'm really happy with the sky though and I like the juxtaposition of the realistic sky and the stylized ground.
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