Silks

sp-nha-uyenThese paintings are a few samples of my solo exhibition in Saigon, Vietnam, back in 1989. They were done with watercolor on silk, a special technique I learned from a well-known artist in Saigon, Ms Nguyen Thi Tam.

To paint with this technique, first the silk has to be soaked with water. As soon as you apply the watercolor on the silk, the color immediately bleeds and blends, creating a foggy, dreamy look for the paintings.

Though my favorite medium now is oil on canvas, I always fantasize that someday I would revisit and have fun with this unique technique again.

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