Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Silk Painting Demo - Part 4


As promised, this part of the demo shows how lovely salt technique is on silk. On a wet, just painted area, toss, throw or sprinkle regular ol' salt. You can also try rock, margarita and kosher salt for some interesting variations!

Above is a close-up of salt applied in the multi-colored section on the left. It has already started reacting and will dry soon.









The entire border of this piece is painted in a multicolored wash, and after painting a foot-long section or so, I throw on the salt, and continue on to complete the border.


Here's a couple of close-ups after the salt has dried and been brushed away. It's unpredictable, and varies with the wetness of the silk, the kind of salt, and, of course, the weather...












In the next installment, I'll show you how to set the colors permanently into the silk, and finish off the piece.

4 comments:

Dewberry Fine Art said...

Hillary this is fantastic. I love when artists show the process. Your silk work is beautiful and that goes without saying for your watercolor work.

Erika Nelson said...

Hillary OMG what a stunning effect!!! The colors are also quite timely for the season STUNNING! Thanks so much for bringing us into your world - MACRO VIEW!

Amber Teal Photography said...

Wow! Your amazing. This looks really cool. It would be fun to watchbut i dont know if it is something i could do.

Hillary Miller said...

Thank you Dori, Erika and Amber! I hope you all take the opportunity to try it sometime. Come by the studio if you want and we'll throw some salt around!