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Digital Subscriptions > Leisure Painter > Jul-19 > Try something different

Try something different

Paint spring flowers on silk, with Tessa Spanton
Parrot Tulips, painted on silk, 111⁄2x81⁄4in. (30x21cm)

Iam often asked why I paint on silk. The colours on silk are so vibrant and I like the lively way the colours move and mix on the surface. It can also be unpredictable and result in some unexpected and interesting effects. If you have never tried it, why not have a go and see what you think?

As with watercolour, you can paint fast and loose, wet in wet, throw in a bit of salt, build up layers of translucent colour on a white background, or produce work that is controlled and projects I usually mount the silk on a frame. If you want to try this method, pin the silk to the back of an old picture frame. Make sure the silk is taut. When your work is finished iron it on the back on a medium heat to fix.

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About Leisure Painter

Welcome to the July issue of Leisure Painter. LP is aimed at teaching beginners and amateur painters to paint successfully using traditional skills, and features some of the best-known art tutors in the UK. This month you will find David Bellamy discussing how to be a more creative watercolourist with the use of collage, mediums, printing and more. Tim Fisher continues his personal look at colours, with a demonstration on how he uses orange lead pastel in his work. Colin Joyce introduces this month's painting project from the road, as he introduces readers to stunning scenery from the NC500 route in Scotland. There are also demonstrations and tutorials in watercolour, acrylic, pastel, coloured pencil and oils, and a beginner's look at painting on silk, covering all your favourite subjects: landscapes, flowers, trees, figures, wildlife, still life and more.