Sharon’s Paintings/Hand Painted Silks
Over the past few years, I have been loving acrylics! I have particularly been drawn to painting women and women dancers. I love the emotions that these women portray. Here are some of my recent paintings:
If someone had asked me four years ago what silk painting was, I would have replied with, “Silk painting? What is that?”. I only found out about it when I was looking for some art classes to take over the summer, and it was a good thing that I did. I may not have known what it was then, but once I tried out that silk painting class I fell head over heels in love with it! Since then, I have dedicated much of my time to this beautiful art; I just feel so connected with it and I thoroughly enjoy creating beauty through this medium. In general, I just want to create clothing for women, and I love to be able to form something that accentuates the natural beauty that women already have. I honestly feel, and hope, that my art accomplishes that.
After painting many silk scarves and ponchos, I decided to explore and paint silk tallits and challah covers. You can find more information about the tallits in my blog; “My Diary – Hearts, Arts and Sounds”. Here’s a few images:
I have also experimented with silk paintings. I enjoy the freedom of silk paints and the way that salts interacts with the paint. Here are a few:
A few years ago, I had the opportunity to paint and construct a chuppah for an upcoming wedding. This was a very exciting project for me. Here’s some pictures of how it turned out: