Silk Painting of Icelandic Poppy by Elizabeth Lemon, 45" by 37", framed
Elizabeth Lemon holding finished silk painting of Icelandic Poppy in Betty's Colors
Elizabeth Lemon Studio

Icelandic Poppy in Betty's Colors - 34" x 42"

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Inspired by Georgia O'Keeffe and her close up vision of the interior life in flowers.  I kept thinking that I was "outKeeffing Georgia" on this one.  My mother, Betty, a cute redhead, kept coming to mind as I painted.  She would love the colors because these are the colors she wore.

Materials: 16mm Habotai high quality silk, varnished on to 1 3/4" gallery canvas.  The silk was wrapped around the sides of the canvas.Parrot Tulip 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. Check out the process photos. 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.