The Fine Art America Billboard competition is a great way to get amazing exposure for your art, it is worth taking part in this exciting adventure. I hope you vote for my St. Lucian Parrot image, thank you if you do.
In this video, I am painting the majestic St. Lucian Amazon parrot on silk using water-based silk paints from Pebeo. This technique involves the use of a water-based gutta to create an outline of the design on silk and then stretch in a wooden frame to hand paint with bamboo brushs.
Youtube is a fantastic venue for getting your art discovered. You simply make short videos on how you create your art or you can have a slide show of your portfolio put to music. This means that there is the possibility for your art to be seen around the world 24 hours a day.
"Akumal", 28" x 82" silk batik
The silk medium is ideal for creating oversized paintings. The colours which are applied in liquid form using small sumi pony hair brushes flow effortlessly through the natural textile resulting in vibrant textures and light hues which are not possible in other mediums.
I am a tropical painter, my art is an intoxicating experience of vibrant colours and shimmering textures on silk. I have been living in Canada for the last twelve years and I am now on a journey to capture Canadian nature and landscapes on silk. I will be painting my subjects with a Caribbean eye perspective. To me, the whole world dances in light and colour. This brook trout could be in a crystal river in one of many rivers on the island of Dominica, but it's actually the Rouge River in Markham, Ontario.