How it's Done
Silk Fusion wall art
Material I work with
I use silk roving and acrylic medium as my materials. I occasionally add paint, yarns, wool nibs and/or gold leaf for accents. On the table is the silk roving I use. I am in the process of experimenting with more of a mixed medium approach using figurative images. This will be a new series of art of about 20 pieces.
Materials for Acrylics
I used heavy body acrylics if I am painting on canvas. I prefer canvas called The Edge (brand name) which come in 1 1'2" and 2 1/2" depth. If painting on paper, I use Saunders Waterford 300# cold press and use fluid acrylics. I always work in thin layers, sometimes as many as five or six, depending on the effect I want. I love painting figures and portraits, but more recently I have done a series of distorted flowers, transparent glass, abstracts and now am working on a series of old cars with reflections.
Materials for Watercolors
I use mostly Golden Professional watercolors and I always use Saunders Waterford 300# cold press paper. I prefer to use numerous thin layers of watercolor to achieve a transparent luminous look.