The Silks paints that I ordered for Dion Dior's class, A Taste of Silks, finally arrived this morning. I had actually driven down to Chal Baie to do my few volunteer hours, but the manager had a cold and I opted not to stay. It is a fairly small space and with a compromised immune system and two weddings coming up, I decided to come home.
The paints were waiting or me.
Of course I wanted to try them right away, so I did a little drawing based on one of the photos from my garden. What are those things, anyway? They're of the onion family ; I've lost the name.
I used my Neo Color II crayons to add the colors on the flower. Then the plan was to sponge on some of the shimmering Silk paint. The only sponge I could find in the house was a sponge brush which resulted in angular shapes.
Now I can see they would have worked nicely a bit watered down and with a better sponge.
I tried to capture some of the shimmer inherent in the Silks.
I need to go sit down and do a little more reading before I try again. I think they're going to be fun once I loosen up a bit!