Monday, August 18, 2008
Day 2 (of 3) : Fabric Painting Workshop with Mickey Lawler
Detail of Flower Garden (Specks are from salt sprinkled on wet paint)
This was the "sop cloth" laid under the garden piece above. It's a nice piece on it's own!
Silk Scarf that had been "herb dyed" a few years ago. It needed a little more work.
Overpainted with Black and Gold Setacolor, sprinkled with salt. It is much more interesting now!
Detail of Silk Scarf
We also tried overpainting white-on-white fabric. The white print on the cloth acts as a resist.
The best thing about this 3-day workshop was all the practice in mixing colors. That has been the single thing preventing me from getting started on this at home. I've had the book and a set of the basic paints for about 3 years now. Now I know what to do with them! There is no measuring--you just mix a little of this and a little of that until you get a color you like. It's very free-form and liberating!