Historic Newburgh Wine, Arts & Jazz Festival

Historic Newburgh Wine, Arts & Jazz Festival                  May 16th, 2015

Historic Newburgh Wine, Arts & Jazz Festival
May 16th, 2015

Come and see me, chat with me, and check my website. I will be selling scarves and paintings, I will take orders, and I will be selling T-shirts for “Project Angel Hugs” which provides scarves for patients undergoing chemo therapy. Have a fantastic weekend rain or shine :)

It is finished. This project taught me a lot of patience and gave me new insight about light/ shadows, blurred and harsh lines and much much more. Next week it will be steamed and mounted on a frame. Thank you Karen Sistek for getting me involved in this project.

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This is my latest adventure. An online project named “Cascade” with Master Silk Painter Karen Sistek (Seattle). It is slow going but I am learning a lot. The photo was taken by “Denise Erickson”. Working out the shadows, the lines, the coloring – so much fun.

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Hibiscus

From a photo, to a sketch, onto silk.  My idea, my vision – finished painting, on to steaming next week. This will be one of my scarves I am selling at the Wine and Arts Festival.

My new project, I cannot wait! The inspiration came from Karen Sistek, an incredible Master Silk Painter in Seattle.  I took a photo during a stay in Indianapolis in the summer of 2013 of giant  Hibiscus plants. I selected, I cropped, I copied it on regular paper and found a great printing buisness in Libertyville where they enlarged it for me. This coming week I will reproduce it onto silk using spray starch, dyes, and vodka. I’ll keep you updated.