Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Hand (dye) Painted Cotton

Eileen Gidman-Artist
Title: Red Accents with White Fences
3 Hand (dye) Painted Panels

Ever since completing a commissioned watercolour painting containing bicycles last year, I have wondered if I could paint bicycles on fabric. Finally I attempted it on this 11" wide panel.
With dyes, less detail is better as fine details are more difficult to achieve when using thickened dyes. By focusing only on the essential components to express what I wanted to convey in this painting I was able to eliminate anything extra. What did I want to say in this panel? Simply to draw attention to the irresistible shape of an old fashioned bicycle.

1 comment:

Win Dinn, Etc. said...

Love the shapes, Eileen! They were so beautiful with that curve!