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: