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Sunday, December 2, 2012

Silk Painting Delights

There are times when I wander YouTube and wonder about half of the videos that are posted by people but there are those moments were something strikes me as 'Wow that's interesting'. I had come across this video several months ago and had thought to myself that I needed to share it. Of course with how things had been going on up to this point, it kept being put back until I finally put my foot down and told myself that I needed stop procrastinating in sharing the beauty of silk painting.

As stated in the description of her video:
Barbara Woods is a silk painter and designer from Santa Fe, NM. She designs functional home lighting and textiles, with original patterns beautifully painted on silk. From silk-dyed pendant lamp shades, to table top trumpet lamps, she creates unique decor for any room.

I have actually never heard of Barbara's small business so decided that I would check out her website www.woodsilks.com to check out more of her work after watching the video. Her hand painted, one of a kind pieces were completely amazing so it was no surprise to me when I discovered that there are several galleries dotted around the United States that carries her works including three locations in California: By the Bay Gallery in Morro Bay, Stix& Stones in Calistoga, and Moonstones Gallery in Cambria. Looking at her work, I couldn't help but remember that there were a couple of people on deviantART who had some examples of different styles of silk painting.
"Silk scarf IRIS" by MinkuLul

A textile artist out of Poland, her beautiful hand painted silk scarves are completely eye catching. In the description of her piece Silk scarf IRIS – hand painted – commission, she lets her viewers that the piece was 'hand painted, 100% natural silk scarf (160x45cm)'. For those who are interested in purchasing one of her detailed pieces, she does have an Etsy shop.
"Silk" by Inna Tkach

A relatively brand new member of deviantArt, textile artist Inna Tkach is in the Ukraine and combines examples of her lovely silk painted scarfs with high fashion photography. She states in Silk that it is a hand-painted natural silk scarf (90x90cm).

Also fairly new to the dA community, Khairul Umam Wicaksono is a mostly traditional artist out of Indonesia. His piece Nogososro in filled with rich colors and detailed images. He says in the description:
"Nogososro" by swordsman117
“I made this silk painting for my course assignment on my second year. This silk painting was inspired by keris Nogososro,one of the most famous traditional weapon from Indonesia.”

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