Karin Thorsteinsson

Artist Statement

This series of silk paintings started as Plein Air sketches from areas around Alberta including Banff, Kananaskis and Waterton. Each silk painting contrasts the vast Mountainous landscapes with the small details of the wildflowers and native plants in the foreground. Every piece of silk is hand stretched and dyes are brushed on and blended. Bees wax is then melted and painted on to create distinct layers and textures. The technique is inspired by the Japanese method of dying silk called Bokashi-Rozome. karin@westernsilk.com


Karin Thorsteinsson - Crowfoot Glacier



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