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Richmond, Virginia, United States
Welcome to my blog! I am a silk painting artist - having dabbled in a number of areas of artistic expression - oil, acrylic, watercolor, pen & ink. I ventured into silk painting a couple of years ago after I took a workshop with renowned artist Olivia Batchelder of Laguna Beach, California. What a wonderful and inspirational teacher she was! Since then I have been forever hooked with anything to do with textile design/silk painting. I find the dyes that I use (French imported DuPont) are so vibrant - unlike any other medium I have ever used. I am slowing finding my "niche" in the art world and would love to inspire and make other people happy when viewing or wearing my work! I am now happy to say that my work as evolved into making designs for pattern repeats for fabric! Instead of spending hours painting a scarf I now paint and upload the painted scans to my computer and make them into a pattern. Once that is complete I upload the Jpegs to my site on Spoonflower.com and I can print all my designs many times on different types of fabric. Visit my Spoonflower site at www.spoonflower.com/profiles/luv2silkpaint Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Desert Landscape Scarf

Originally uploaded by lauriepysz
My first attempt at doing an actual landscape painting on a scarf...

Blue Ocean with Starfish & Sand Dollars Scarf

Originally uploaded by lauriepysz

Koi Pond Scarf

Originally uploaded by lauriepysz
Never painted koi fish before - kind of challenging!

Green Coral with Purple Flower Do Dads

Originally uploaded by lauriepysz
This was kind of fun to paint - a little whimsical take on coral - the salt gave it a nice textural effect.

Virginia Blue Crab & Shrimp Scarf

Originally uploaded by lauriepysz
I can't seem to make enough of these

Mussels & Starfish Scarf

Originally uploaded by lauriepysz

Lotsa Lobsta

Originally uploaded by lauriepysz
These are always popular...after all where can you get a lobster scarf?

Starfish in Blue Ocean

Originally uploaded by lauriepysz
How I love making these starfish!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Here is the same scarf on mannequin

Originally uploaded by lauriepysz

Photo Taking...

Originally uploaded by lauriepysz
Trying to figure out the best way to take photos of my sea scarves for an online catalogue that specializes in all things coastal...Hmmm not sure if I like...

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Daisy Scarf

Originally uploaded by lauriepysz

Clown Fish on Coral

Originally uploaded by lauriepysz
Tried to get fancy here with a photo...

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Daisy Scarves! Gearing up for Arts in the Park!

I've been so busy painting that I didn't even realize I had this many daisy scarves.  I love all the colors here and feel so blessed to be able to create!