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Run a Free Online Marketing Competition to Build Your Silk Painting Business

Triptych Rainforest Roos_1400

I gave this triptych as a prize. Click to enlarge

Most artists do not think in terms of a website as anything more than a brochure, where they can display their silk paintings to potential clients. However, if you use internet marketing (that is you have a website or even a blog) or if you’re involved in social media (including such examples as Twitter or Facebook), then you’ll appreciate that trying to get people to buy from you by making use of these techniques, are most likely not going to work.

Using Paint Rather Than Dyes on Silk

Daniel Jean-Baptiste water effectBased on the Video by Artist Daniel Jean-Baptiste

In the text below, Barbara Gabogrecan gives her description and critique based on the video

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It is somewhat confusing when one speaks of Silk Painting as there are two distinct types of silk art. One paints using dyes and the other uses paint. Daniel Jean-Baptiste uses liquid pigment paints which requires different techniques, but will still give lovely vibrant colours, enhancing the luminosity of the silk.

Subtle Use of Colour to Create a Work of Art

Based on the Video by Artist Katarzyna Pander-Liszka

In the text below, Barbara Gabogrecan gives her description and critique based on the video

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Katarzyna Pander-Liszka

Click on image to see it enlarge – you will also see this beautiful line work more clearly in the video below

Katarzyna Pander-Liszka demonstrates a large work of art using very subtle silk dye colours. The work starts off with a beautiful, intricate design. This design really does emphasise the importance of having a strong design before you commence your painting.

Silk Painting Designs Inspired By Famous Artists

By Diana Kisirauskiene

Diana K Large roses paintingMy name is Diana Kisirauskiene and I am a silk painter. I was born in Lithuania, but currently reside in South West England, Swindon town.

I started my journey as a silk painter in 2007, this being the first time that I painted on silk. I have been interested and fascinated with painting since childhood. Now I wanted to discover what was possible when painting on silk.