In trying to expand my scarf collections a bit, I've recently started painting some larger pieces that can be used as shawls. I decided to use whisper light, super sheer silk crinkle chiffon. It has just enough feel to keep bare arms warm on a cool summer evening or inside a theater, without making you too hot. Given the sheerness of the fabric I wasn't expecting it to take the dye all that well, so I was surprised by how intense the colors turned out. You can really see this where pieces overlap each other. I painted designs that look like sweeping landscapes, which drew a lot of attention when I hung them fully stretched out on the back wall of my show booth. Here's one of them: [break]
Raspberry Hills, 22 x 72. Dyes on silk chiffon
Because this silk is so fine, it's easy to fold and knot the shawl in different ways that create a new look each time.
[break] The shawls sold well at my last show... I'm hoping it wasn't just a fluke! Raspberry Hills has been sold but please contact me if you'd like me to paint a similar one for you! [break]