Three Calla Lilies on Black - 26" x 32"
Inspired by Georgia O'Keeffe and her Beautiful Two Calla Lilies on Pink. This painting on silk started as a small study and practice for a larger painting with five calla lilies on the back of a kimono. Three Calla Lilies on Black showed stand alone beauty early on.
Materials: 16mm Habotai high quality silk, varnished on to 1 3/4" gallery canvas. Three Calla Lilies on Black is enhanced by a beautiful solid wood black floater frame - #CF5 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 and some Dupont Silk dyes. Check out the process in Stories. 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.