My Ming - 37" x 31"
Original hand-painted silk art that puts the focus on the some of the vibrant colors that you find in the Japanese fighting fish world. My Ming painted onto silk and varnished on to a gallery wrapped canvas. I have always been fascinated by the lonely life of Japanese fighting fish and wondered about how that evolved?? I have had the image put on a jacket that I love to wear. Email me if you are interested in a jacket as I develop this part of my artistic life.
Materials: 16mm Habotai high quality silk, varnished on to 1 3/4" gallery canvas. My Ming is enhanced by a solid wood black frame #SP2 from pictureframes.com.
The process: The Karen Sistek Magic Sizing stop flow method was used to treat silk before painting with Jacquard Red Label French silk dyes. The silk was then steamed, washed, and ironed before carefully varnishing on to canvas. An extra coat of UV quality varnish was the last coat and enhances the sheen of the natural silk.