All of the original watercolor or silk on canvas paintings pictured
are available as Limited Edition GICLEE Prints
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What is a Silk Painting?
My silk paintings, including scarves, are original one-of-a-kind paintings. However, instead of paper or canvas, I paint directly on a piece of silk. The silk is stretched taut on a frame, and dyes and resists are applied using watercolor brushes and applicators. After I’ve completed the painting, the colors are permanently set by steaming. Next, the piece is dry cleaned and/or hand washed to remove excess dye , then ironed.
If the artwork description is “silk on canvas,” the finished piece of painted silk is bonded to a prepared canvas using UV-protective acrylic varnish. In this way, your original silk painting is protected from sun damage and dirt. This finishing process assures that your artwork will be enjoyed for generations.