Silk Painting

To paint on silk it is necessary to first stretch the material onto a frame, similar to stretching a canvas. An outliner, called gutta, is used on the silk to keep the paint in a certain area. Gutta comes in a variety of colours, is applied first and when it is dry the silk colours are added.

Silk paints are vibrant, are easily overlaid and interesting textures/results can also be created by using salt or an anti-spread wash. I do not pre-draw my design with a pencil preferring, instead, to draw the gutta straight onto the silk. This allows for a greater deal of freedom and by not 'enclosing' areas completely colours spill out and overlap adding vibrancy and spontaneity to the finished painting.

[ All prices are for mounted originals. Postage & packaging £10 in the UK only. ]

Contact Jackie Cox

If you have seen any pictures that you would like to purchase, would like to commission a picture or pet portrait, learn more about my current work or even purchase some greetings cards, then please don't hesitate to mail or call me.

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