Responding to the urge to return to a simpler life through small scale organic farming. Ravenwood Farm & Art studio is a small homestead on the border of Putney & Westminster, Vermont. Our focus is on raising our own organic, non GMO food and selling any extra that we produce to help support the farm. As a retired professional artist I also use the creative process of art journaling and photography to help navigate the ups and downs of living life with a post Lyme chronic illness.
I have been blogging about the step by step process of how I create a silk painting and except for the mounting and framing part, which I will probably blog about also, here is the last stage of the actual painting process. The final 3 hour steaming to set the dye.
In the photos above I am rolling the silk in brown framing paper while the steamer preheats to 212 degrees
Below the silk has been removed from the steamer, unrolled and is bring washed to remove the black resist residue and the excess dye molecules on the surface of the silk.
The finished painting on the line ready to be mounted, matted and framed. Onto the next one!