Seaing Series

fabric paintings

I adhere fabric to the paper, canvas or cigar box with which I’m working. The fabric is cut giving special attention to fray the edges. The frays help give the work spontaneity and express the constant movement of clouds, sea and tides. The use of paint builds a rich, textural surface.

The largest work, Dancing In The Light, is a 12 ½ foot image using only fabric to express sea and sky. It’s size embraces you with color. To adhere the shapes to the background I use interfacing, a fibrous layer of wax. The transparency of the fabric creates new colors as it overlaps. The white background suggests clouds and reflections of light.

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