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how to color soft, lustrous silk with dyes and paints; add highlights, texture
and tone to abstract designs or paint beautiful pictures. With just the touch
of a brush, you can create luminous washes, vibrant flowers or exotic fruit. Add
gold outline, gutta, wax or salt to your palette to produce bold patterns of color,
striking atmospheric effects or colorful impressionistic landscapes.
innovative step-by-step projects illustrate clearly Mandy Southan's fresh and
original approach to silk painting.
Mandy Southan grew up in Surrey, England
and studied textile design at Ravensbourne College of Art. After working in a
textile studio in London and as a freelance designer, she set up her own studio.
She worked for a number of years with her husband, Ian, producing hand printed
and painted fabrics. She now spends her time painting on silk and in watercolor
and teaching individuals and small groups.
in the use of color and finds inspiration living by the sea and in travelling;
she is drawn to the Mediterranean where many of her paintings are done. She also
loves flowers and is currently working on large floral silk panels for home and
Mandy is founder and president of the Guild
of Silk Painters and lives in Hastings with her husband and three children.
Table of Contents
Mixing - Color Wheel ||14|
|Sunflower Scarf - Painting on Damp
Cushion - Painting on Dry Silk||22|
|Textured Effects - Using Salt||24|
|Iris Picture - Using Gutta||28
|Fossil Scarf - Using
Leaves - Using Gutta with a Blended Wash||36
|Sea Spray Scarf - Using
Cushion - Using Wax||42 |
|Velvet Cushion - Using
Discharge Paste ||48 |
Scarf - Using Diffusing Medium ||50 |
|Exotic Orchid Wallhanging - Using
Dye-Tinted Gutta||52 |
Mountain Landscape - Using Salt Solution||54
|Flower and Grape Panel
- Using Anti-Spread ||56 |
|Finishing Off - Adding Detail||57