It is time for changing two or three older pieces of work that haven’t sold. I am happy to say that overpainting previously painted and steamed silk can give some very pleasing results. Here a (boring) pale cream, lilac and blue combination is transformed.
Firstly with a new set of motifs applied.
Then painting in with another range of colours, this time greens and bronze.
Gradually the whole square is transformed. It is a creative process that generates some intriguing overlapping combinations of colours.
It was this . . . . .
and then this (ready for steaming) . . . .
and now it’s finished.
For sale here – Update 2019 now sold.
5 thoughts on “Layering – Part I”
Lovely! Those bronze tones lend a real richness and depth to the whole thing.
Thank you. I was surprised and pleased just how improved it looked after steaming, rich without being garish.
I wouldn’t have said the first was boring, but certainly the second has more impact. I love it.
I clicked through to the sales link and liked what I saw. Following on from our earlier conversation on marketing – even though you state it is a one-off – I wonder if you need to emphasise that there is only ever one scarf of this exact pattern and colour? The buyer will never, ever see this scarf on another recipient.
e.g. “Every scarf is a genuine on-off piece of hand-painted artwork. When you buy an Agnes Ashe creation, you can be assured that you will never see the exact same scarf repeated elsewhere” . . . . or words to that effect.