This piece combines the technique of Eco Printing on silk fabric with palette knife and oils. I create the leaf print by a process that uses a direct-contact method of printing onto fabric with leaves to impart color and design onto cloth.
The silk is bundled with various leaves and boiled for a period of time. The permanent colors and patterns that emerge result from the plants combination with mordants and ph modifiers such as iron, vinegar and copper. The fabric is then washed and let dry. I glue the silk fabric on to canvas using an acrylic medium. When dry, I use palette knives and oils paints to create the sky. When completely dry, i spray with a varnish to protect the finished painting.
The silk fabric wraps around the sides and I paint sides to match skies.
This comes ready to hang.
silk fabric, oil paints, palette knives