New Silk Painting from the Magic Landscape Series: “Canyon” – a Triptych
October 5, 2007
I started this triptych in January this year and then somehow lost my interest finishing it and now I suddenly returned to it again. Funny – isn’t it? That’s why I am always working on different projects simultaneously – you cannot always keep focus just on one thing…
This has turned out to be exactly what I wanted – a semi-surrealistic landscape with my favourite colours. It is painted on silk but this time I added 2 layers of acrylic transparent glossy lacquer in order to increase the saturation of the colours – I can assure you it is working wonderfully – and finally sprayed some mat film on top to reduce the glossy shine again a bit and to protect the silk from dust etc.
The overall effect is quite interesting: the silk surface is very smooth but due to the silk being very thin (a pongé 05, backed with a polyester batting and a strong black cotton fabric – sounds complicated but isn’t) it contains little creases etc. and thus adds to a texture that looks like an old oil painting. I simply like this effect because it does not look so homogeneous as acrylic on canvas.
Please check out more detail images on my website by clicking on the photo above or to the right . Also you can see a much larger photo there than the one above.