Tessa Spanton SWA Artist, tutor, writer


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Sunday, 12 June 2011

Silk Painting Demonstration

Today I was demonstrating silk painting at the Sanderstead Festival of Art. In the morning I drew a rose on silk and outlined the shapes with a pearl pink gutta. I left this to dry thoroughly and will paint it some other time.
In the afternoon I painted a scarf using the wet in wet technique letting the colours flow on the silk, then at the right moment drying it with a hair dryer. The above photo was taken at tea time. There was a huge array of home made cake to choose from, I tried 2 and they were both excellent!

During the day I sold the scarf shown below. This had been painted wet in wet like the one I demonstrated today. This one has some additional brushwork in gold. it will be winging its way to Australia.


Rita alias alatvian said...

Thank you so much for sharing!
Happy to hear, you had fun!
And congrats to the sale!!!

SuppliesHandcrafted said...

Sounds like a great day! Congratulations for the sale...so beautiful!

Erika Price said...

Glad you enjoyed your day - someone got themselves a beautiful scarf! Erika Price Jewelry

OnePerfectDay said...

That scarf is gorgeous!
I love the gold in it.