Based on the Video by Artist Katarzyna Pander-Liszka
In the text below, Barbara Gabogrecan gives her description and critique based on the video
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.
Dye is painted on dry silk so that the colous move quickly and evenly, easily filling in the shapes. Shape and colour are the main elements of design used in the strong patterns of this work of art. The element, tone is used very subtly by adding a little more water to the colour. This method adds a great feeling of sensitivity to the work.
Texture is not an element that is used, though some of the intricate patterns do give a sense of texture in sections of the plants. To keep the subtle qualities of the design, one colour is often painted over more than one shape, then a subtle, harmonious, slightly darker colour is applied to some of the overlapping patterns/shapes.
This work gives a very different effect compared to the strong colours that most artists use when painting on silk. Once again, it shows the versatility of silk for artists to express their own unique creativity.
Gabogrecan’s Hints and Tips
Never fall into the trap of thinking that all paintings using various tools or media, will look similar. All art very much depends on the skill and creativity of the artist. That is why it is often advisable for an artist to experiment with a variety of media, particularly in the early days of their artistic endeavours.
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