Tuesday, 29 April 2008

Chinese Dragon Silk Painting

This is part of a large silk scarf.


Ruth Welter said...

Hi Wg...ow my goodness, simply gorgeous, I love the silk being your canvas. Was painting on silk difficult, it really looks as if it is?? Thanks for telling me you have a new painting up.

A wildlife gardener said...

Hi Ruth, great to have your company again :)

I have only done three paintings on silk so far. If you scroll back you will find a seahorse and a Tiffany poppy...and this is my third attempt.

I'm still a beginner, really, at the stage of finding it difficult to put on the gutta properly without getting gaps through which the paint will bleed if I've got it wrong!

It is good fun though and I'm trying to get back to it after a gap of three years. I've now joined a really interesting group of ladies who are very encouraging...so I hope to improve with time :)

Anonymous said...

I tried silk painting some years ago and it was fun.(I remember I painted a picture of a horse and a scrunchie for my hair).
Your paintings are beautiful.

A wildlife gardener said...

Thank you for your kind comments, Helen. I think it would be difficult for me to paint a horse :)

Sandy said...

Wow...this is beautiful!!! What a great job.

I check here and kept waiting for a new painting and this was spectacular.


Wanda said...

Oh this is wonderful ~~~ now how hard would it be to paint on silk ???

This is so lovely!

Ruth said...

The colors are so lovely. Thanks to Sandy who sent me over here.

A wildlife gardener said...

Welcome to my painting blog, Everyone :)

* Thanks for your patience, dear Sandy. I have degenerative disc disease and have not been blogging much or painting as I can't sit too well for pain :)

* Glad you like the dragon, Wanda. I'm merely a beginner in the silk painting so I'm still learning how to control the paint :)

* You are most welcome, Ruth. I am glad you like the painting :)

Jeanne said...

So lovely and enchanting.
Thanks for all that you share.
Love Jeanne

A wildlife gardener said...

Thank you for visiting my painting blog, dear Jeanne, and for the lovely compliments :)

Anonymous said...

A friend of mine who buy kamagra evry day gifted me a quilt with a similar dragon because he's an artist but weaving.

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