Tulips Among Wildflowers - 17" x 32"
Driving through the state of Washington one day I spied many many fields of tulips. What a spectacular site is the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival! They were so orderly in rows by type and color as far as I could see. I asked myself "what if the parrot tulips escaped?" That question inspired me to paint this silk.
Materials: 16mm Habotai high quality silk, varnished on to gallery wrap canvas. Tulips Among Wildflowers 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. 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. I plan to share more of the process in Stories in the future so please check back in or sign up for my news updates on my home page.