Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Noah's Ark, Part 3

I've stretched the silk piece, which when hemmed will be 22 x 70 inches. The area where the animals and letters will be has been prepared with anti-flow. I've written most of the Hebrew Cursive Calligraphy, and outlined all the animals with colored dyes, and used colored gutta for the clouds' outline.
Now the painting fun begins. The rainbow colors needed to blend together, just like a watercolor wet into wet, so there's no anti-flow in those areas.
Rendering the animals is time consuming, but it's so fun to see them come to life. Click on any picture for a larger view. Stay tuned for Part 4...!


Nancy Goldman said...

Do you hem your scarves or do you have someone that does it for you? I assumed that you bought them already hemmed but I guess a tallit has to be a specific size. It looks great so far. I can't wait to see it finished.

Hillary Miller said...

Hi Nancy, yes I have a seamstress who does the sewing for me - I'm completely useless when it comes to that!

Jack said...

Great to see that rainbow..Its look so great..keep it going..
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