Chickens on Silk (2011)
Painting by Carolyn Doe


  • Painting, Fabric
  • One of a kind artwork
  • Size: 30 × 26 in (unframed) / 24 × 20 in (actual image size)
  • This artwork is sold unframed
  • Signed on the front

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Carolyn Doe

United States

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Artist's description:

This is an original batik on silk fabric.

Image size is 24"w x 20"h.
It comes mounted on a 30" x 26" foamcore ready to be framed by purchaser.
This allows for a 3" mat.

Batik is the process of using wax and dyes to create designs on fabric. Wax is heated in a tool called a tjanting and then passes thru a copper or metal tube on to the fabric. Where the wax is placed, the dye cannot penetrate. I work in layers to create a design. Wax some, Dye some. When the dye touches the fabric, it spreads like water. So the wax creates a border that controls where the dye can go. Salt creates a unique effect as well. When the piece is finished, the wax is removed. I then stretch the silk on foamcore using linen tape.

I use only high quality silk fabric and pure beeswax in my work.

Materials used:

silk fabric, wax, dyes, foamcore, salt