Announcement Specializing in one-of-a-kind hand-painted silk paintings and small oil paintings - nature, still life, automotive inspired, geometric. Signed and numbered prints available.
Specializing in one-of-a-kind hand-painted silk paintings and small oil paintings - nature, still life, automotive inspired, geometric. Signed and numbered prints available.
Each painting is one-of-a-kind and lovingly painted by hand by me in my home-based studio in Minnesota. The silk is prepared by pre-washing by hand. It is then stretched onto Artsy stretcher bars with silk suspension hooks (there are no marks and no marring of the silk this way).
I enjoy watching the dye wick around the silk fibers.
I use only the best french silk dye. Silk is hung to cure for at least 72 hours after all painting processes are complete. Silk is steam set for about 3 hours in my professional steamer at my home studio.
The steam process creates a bond between the silk and the dye at a molecular level for incredible light and wash fastness. Additionally, there is no feel (or 'hand') of the dye on the silk. If you were to close your eyes and feel this scarf and a blank one of the same type and weight, you would not be able to tell which has an application of color.
Again, silk is left to cure after steaming for at least 48 hours. Then each piece is sent through a series of 4 water baths of differing temperatures to rinse out any excess dye.
I've been painting on silk for twenty years ("No way!" I say to myself. Then I count it out & shake my head saying "I guess so... still, how can that be?") Each painting is one-of-a-kind & lovingly hand-painted by me in my studio in Minnesota.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Silk is rolled to keep the fibers safe from damage. Items are bagged with care instructions and wrapped in tissue or newsprint. All items are shipped in a box to keep your scarves safe from crushing.
I ship via USPS Priority Mail (2-3 business days) Flat Rate. If you wish for the shipping container to be insured, please specify that at checkout and include an additional $2.35.
I love international customers too and am happy to ship anywhere in the world. To keep your shipping charges reasonable, I ship via USPS Priority Mail Flat Rate International (6-10 business day). Please note that this service does not include tracking or insurance and delivery times vary widely depending on your location.
**Any taxes or import duties are the responsibility of the buyer and have not been included in the shipping charges.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are not satisfied with the item, please follow these steps for a refund:
1) Notify me of your situation and reason for return
2) Return authorization will be issued
3) Return ship the item in original condition and packing materials to the return address on the carton.
4) You will receive notification of receipt of the package
5) The item will be inspected to verify that it is in the same condition as when it was sent to you.
6) If item is undamaged, a refund of your original purchase price and original shipping will be issued.
Items will not be accepted for return if they are damaged. If you are concerned about shipping damage when an item is on it's way to you, please purchase insurance.
Due to the time-consuming and highly personalized nature of custom orders, I am not able to offer refunds on custom orders.