Tuesday, July 17, 2012


I thought I would show some detail shots of some of my paintings.  With the oil and wax techniques there is a lot of texture on the surface that gets lost in pictures.  Hopefully the detail shots will give you a better feel for the layering of color, and surface texture. 

This is a close-up of a small corner of the painting October.  I love the rich colors of it and also most of the linear parts of this detail is raised from the surface of the painting.

This is a detail of a small painting called Wall.  Once again you can see some of the raised and indented texture on the surface of the painting.   I use different things such as stamping texture plates, letter press numbers, whisk broom, netting, cardboard, notched trowels, bamboo skewers....  this is just a few of the "tools" I use to get texture into the painting.

I also use oil paint sticks to make marks within the layers of the painting.  And depending on the surface they can be very bold as in this painting above called Structure, or more soft as in the detail below.

And lastly a detail of one of my shibori quilts called Ebb and Flow it is machine pieced and hand quilted.

Somehow the texture and colors of the quilt seems similar to the paintings even though they are completely different media.  I am always so drawn to these beautiful soft earthtone colors and the linear textures of water, trees and sky.

Hope you enjoyed my detail shots, any questions please don't hesitate to contact me. 

1 comment:

  1. Sylvia, I am so happy to see these 'close up'. I wish I could run my hand over the surface, as I am sure that would be another way of enjoying/experiencing them.