For the first time in my life, I’m growing morning glories at the entrance to our atelier.
BTW: Please give us a call and come for a visit.
Their loom fades quickly in the hot summer sun, so there’s no time to procrastinate. The steps follow on how this plein-air silk painting was created:
1 Sketch lightly, joyfully and quickly to catch the spirit of the morning glories.
2 Outline and simplify their forms. You can practice on paper before painting on silk.
3 Use diluted acrylics which can be similar to water colors and capture the light and shadow of these fleeting moments.
4 Let the silk painting dry and outline with a running stitch and cordonnet or whipped running stitch.
5 Staple it to a wooden frame and cover the staples with acid-free linen tape.
Now, it’s ready to go to a new home.