I explore painting using textile pigments on fabrics.
Silks, black trigger cloth and the micro-fiber Encaustiflex are my primary substrates. Visual dimension develops through the creative process as forms and abstract imagery evolve. Creating depth and transparency using paint, mixed media elements and surface design methods, I capture movement and flow that sing with vibrant color.
While some paintings are done in one session, others call for a series of layering shape and form, which is random to my process.
Paint is moved along the surface of the fabric using a brush and scraper. Palette knives and grouting tools make the initial marks in the paint. Once this layer is dry, a series of masks, paint and mark making follow in additional layers. When complete, shadows are added to create a sense of dimension and space.