Silk Painting

Silk painting is still fairly new for me. I had the good fortune to be taught by the very talented "Jane Cameron" and have been working to improve from there so this folder is very much a journey...
silk fox blue  Fox skull, again. The joy of working with templates.  I was pleased with this save for the leaking over the outer borders there. : silk, painting, silk painting, craft, art, nature, animal, fox, skull, study, blue, ice, electric, black, white Flaming Dragon  Jan 2021 Pebeo and Marabu silk paints on Habotai 8. No liner! ..not the best photo. And it's still framed up. Will try and get a better one in due course.  In the meantime, I'm having issues with the tendonitis in my thumb which means short of painting it on, using outliner is a bit of a struggle. So I thought I'd try having a go at working on silk without first applying outlines. And since silk paint is a bit like watercolour on crack, it's certainly an exercise in control when you've got only the paint itself as a resist.  I'm really happy with how this chap's working out though. I did have to cheat a little and use white liquid liner for the highlights but I can live with that... Flying Bobcat Skull  April 2017  Larger silk piece (14"x18" frame). Wanted to push my colour work a bit so there's a lot of layers of colour here.  I like how it's worked out. : Flying, bobcat, skull, winged, Valentine  Another old piece I decided to recreate on silk.
Autumn Fruit (silk version)  Autumn Fruit - thought I would have a go at that old pen and ink piece in colour.  I'm quite happy how it turned out :) Tree of Life  Sept 2016  I went along to Jane Cameron's 'Inspired by Klimt' workshop. It was excellent and took me out of my comfort zone a bit (always good!).  For the day's final piece this was inspired by Klimnt's 'Tree of Life'. Except this went through the wringer of my imagination... not sure there's so much 'life' going on here... : silk, tree, teee of life, black, red, silver, helsing, creepy silk eyeskull  September 2016  So I went back to Spectacular Mistress of the Silk Painting Jane Cameron for further tuition Autumn 2016.  I feel like I have really upped my game =) : eyeball, flames, fox skull, fox, animal, crow, raven, silk painting cushion  Media: silk, textiles Sept 2016  The world's most photogenic cushion!  Team effort here between myself and the fabulous Jane Cameron:  I did the painted bit and she made it into a most wonderful cushion for me =) : cushion, silk, black, rainbow, colours
Purple Dragon  Purple glitter outliner!!!  The original is much better than the photo but hopefully this gives you some idea... silk skulls monster  Monster skull.  I was starting to really find my feet with silk paints on this one :) : silk, painting, silk painting, craft, art, skull, monster, demon, teeth, undead Shatter  ... and then I did go ahead and have a go with different colours. Loving the greens but I'm not so keen on the teeth being so off-centre. Will try again. silk red dragon01  Red Dragon. My favourite bit is the horns.  Much better control with the paint here. : silk, painting, silk painting, craft, art, dragon, fierce, portrait, red, black, fire, flames, horned, demonic,
Ammonites  Even more ammonites! silk dragon fire01  Fire Dragon - second go. Much better.  :-) : silk, painting, silk painting, craft, art, fire, dragon, undead, skeletal, skeleton, black, flames Mr Teeth  Sept 2016  See 'Pen and Ink' section for the original.  This was far too much fun and I may well try the design in different colours. : heart, break, broken, fangs, roar, shout, heartbreak, silk, purple, black, white silk dragon feathered  Feathered Dragon.  Working hard on my colouring technique. : silk, painting, silk painting, craft, art, cyan dragon, , blue, feathered, wings, feathers, membranes, black, dragon, purple, sky,
silk fox black  Fox skull. A fun thing about silk paint is that once you've set up a template you can revisit it. Repainted this chap 3 times already.  I was pleased with this save for the leaks over the borders - rookie errors where I hadn't inspected my outliner work before applying the paint. : silk, painting, silk painting, craft, art, nature, animal, fox, skull, study, chaos, red, black, flames, fire, lava Eastern Dragon  You might recognise this chap from his picture in the Digital gallery :) silk dragon round1  Suncatcher. Kind of ironic as I suspect this being isn't a big fan of the sun. : silk, painting, silk painting, craft, art, black dragon, black, dragon, purple, sky,suncatcher, dracoliche, dracolich, evil silk msg2  'Message in Blood', based of the picture in the digital gallery. There's not much by way of colour going on, but then this one was all about challenging myself with the liner. : silk, painting, silk painting, craft, art, daemonslayers, blackjack, lineart, gutta, syrax, dragon, wolf, hybrid, anthro, dracosvulf, red, black,
silk tree2  Tree! Second attempt: this colour scheme I find much more pleasing than the one with all silver gutta. : silk, painting, silk painting, craft, art, bare, tree, dead, nature, black, sunset, silhoette silk dragon black1 : silk, painting, silk painting, craft, art, black dragon, black, dragon, purple, sky, silver silk dragons  Liner test. Same design, different approaches.  I like the one on the left better. : silk, painting, silk painting, craft, art, chinese, asian, eastern, dragon, lung, serpent, blue, black, cyan silk wolves  Wolf pack.  You may recognise these chaps from my 'Bloody Murder' digital painting of the Morvarg. : silk, painting, silk painting, craft, art, animals, nature, wolves, hunt, black, grey, green, wolf pack, wolf
silk dire wolf  Dire wolf, on silk.  You can see I struggled with some of the colour bleeding on those teeth. : silk, painting, silk painting, craft, art, animals, wolves, black, horned, monster, dire wolf, wolf, black, red Ammonites2  Ammonites. Smilodon 3  That sabre tooth again - facing the other way this time. : Smilodon 3 silk design serpent  Aztec design, inspired by the serpent they have at the British Museum. : silk, painting, silk painting, craft, art, aztec, serpent, design, red, green, orange
silk dragon black  This little chap was actually the inspiration for my 'Regal Dragon' picture (see digital section of gallery)! : silk, painting, silk painting, craft, art, black dragon, black, dragon, purple, sky, background, portrait, regal dragon,  silver silk fox green  Fox skull. Again. Green this time. : silk, painting, silk painting, craft, art, nature, animal, fox, skull, study, green, nature, red, autumn, fall, colours, dead leaves silk tree  Treeeeee! Either the silver for the tree outline, or maybe the clear outliner on the sky... one of those was a mistake because the picture's a bit indistinctive :-( : silk, painting, silk painting, craft, art, bare, tree, dead, nature, purple, green, black, silver Plum Tiger  Tiger! Wondering why he is plum coloured, probably...
silk dragon fire02  Fire Dragon - first attept. : silk, painting, silk painting, craft, art, fire, dragon, undead, skeletal, skeleton, black, flames silk eye chaos  'Eye of Chaos' - getting a little ambitious here. : silk, painting, silk painting, craft, art, eye, chaos, chaos star, symbol, wings, red, feathered, green, black Smilodon 1  Sabre toothed tigers are awesome. Smilodon 2  And in blue/purple too :)
Ammonites3  More ammonites. silk skulls hunt  'The Hunt' second attempt.  Learned my lesson and worked larger. Still there's something I'm not quite happy about here but it's closer to what I'd had in mind. : silk, painting, silk painting, craft, art, animals, nature, skulls, antlers, deer, wolves, hunt, red, black silk dragon green  Green Dragon.  Early work. : silk, painting, silk painting, craft, art, green dragon, blue, green silk msg1  'Message in Blood', based of the picture in the digital gallery.   This one was all about pushing myself with the liner.  I struggled a bit - got a narrow nib for the fine lines but it kept clogging which caused me a real headache.  After this picture I more or less gave up on trying to use nibs and opted to apply the black liner with a brush instead.  It's a bit tricky that way as it doesn't always go on thick enough to form a proper barrier (one just has to be vigilant and check one's lines) but it's easier on my wrist and I can get finer application. : silk, painting, silk painting, craft, art, daemonslayers, blackjack, lineart, gutta, syrax, dragon, wolf, hybrid, anthro, dracosvulf
silk skulls hunt0  'The Hunt'. First try. Too small to get detail in properly.  Based off my 'Caput Mortuum' watercolour painting. : silk, painting, silk painting, craft, art, animals, nature, skulls, antlers, deer, wolves, hunt, red, black