Friday, April 3, 2009

Mystic Silks

Mystic Silks – the name certainly stirs the imagination. What is it? What is the mystery? Who is this mystery??

I love the mystery in Picasso Moon:

Klaire, the artist behind Mystic Silks, has been painting and drawing since she was old enough to hold a paint brush or sketching pencil. She creates paintings in oils, acrylics, and water color.


Ten years ago someone suggested that she try silk painting, “To relax” they said. After taking several classes on silk painting Klaire’s instructor told her that she was a natural. Initially she created silk scarves, then went on to the more challenging art of silk paintings. She now creates silk scarves and silk pillows.


In the silk painting process, the artist applies the gutta to make the outlines, then adds French dyes. From that point on the artist is not in control. In the steaming process of the creating factor, the process itself appears to take control. So at that time Klaire flows with her muse, and the painting comes into its own. This is her favorite part, those mysterious images appearing like magic from the steaming/dye interaction. This process makes each work completely unique, and that is one part of her craft that Klaire loves.


And so, "Mystic Silks" was born - from the way the dyes and gutta, touched by the steaming process, brings out those mysterious shapes and images seen in her paintings, pillows, and scarves.


Klaire finds inspiration in nature, and it is especially important to her is those difficult times of life when creativity can be harder to find. Being with nature gives her the feeling that all is right with the world, that whatever created this whole process of life is still in control. She finds a peace in acknowledging that. In nature’s displays she has no favorites, all seasons inspire her creations and fill her palette. This is so evident in her work, as she has no favorite color. Her works are all varieties of colors, and she calls each color “awesome.”

Einstien is a wonderful example of this:

Einstein E=Mc2

Out in Nature’s inspiration, Klaire is acutely aware of those creatures and scenes that people tend to not see up close and personal. A Monarch butterfly or a small forest flower stirs in her a creative treasury. When she tells someone “This was created just for you,” she means that something in the painting spoke to you. All of Klaire’s work is original, she does not make reproductions or prints. That one piece is created for you!


Forest Flower and Friend translates one of those small scenes:

Klaire’s work has been accepted into juried and invitational shows. She continues to hone her amazing skills at silk painting, seeing each piece she creates as a labor of love, made for someone special. She has a wonderful blog post telling this story here.

"Mystic," as she is known to her Etsy friends is a member of our BBEST team. She also belongs to these Etsy Teams: Design Style Guide, VAST Team, GalleryUnited, and the WWWG Team.
Additionally, she belongs to WWAO, Worldwide Women Artists Online. This is one very active lady!


Please visit Mystic Silk's Etsy store. Klaire’s store features her silk paintings, silk scarves, and silk pillows. You will also find watercolor, oil, and acrylic paintings there.


Her scarves, pillows, and paintings will share their mystery with your living spaces, evoking those mysterious images that...well, who knows?

22 comments:

Pink said...

wow! those are beautiful, I can't believe they're really on fabric. I love the idea of art I can wear, way to go mystic silks!

Jean Levert Hood said...

Isn't she incredible!!

Chauncey said...

Oh Jean, this is a fabulous post about our friend, Mystic. Her work is just stunning.

joonbeam said...

Beautiful feature on a beautiful artist and person. Thank you both.

The Filigree Garden said...

Mystic's work is lovely. Very nice feature!

On a Whimsey said...

A wonderful post about a very talented artist. Klaire's work is truly inspiring and beautiful!

circleinthesand said...

Wow, what an intriguing process and what a talented lady. Klaire - your work is awesome. Jean - thank you for sharing this article with us.

Beth said...

Gorgeous work, I really enjoyed this feature on Mystic.

yankeegirl said...

Love knowing the whole process behind Mystic's creations. Such talent!!

heronkate said...

Wonderful article about a fantastic artist! Klaire's work is awesome!

Sixsisters said...

Thanks Jean for this nice blog about Klaire and her work.

Mystic Silks http:mysticsilks.etsy.com said...

Thank you Jean, and boomer friends.

You're the Bbest--:)

ZudaGay said...

Wonderful feature, Jean!! Thank you for sharing about Klaire. Beautiful, beautiful work, Klaire!!!

Tins and Treasures said...

Congratulations on this wonderful feature, Klaire. Your work is beautiful. Take care ~Natalie

martinia said...

I love your art.Happy Easter:-)

For Quilts Sake said...

I first saw Mystic's beautiful silk are at TalentDatabase and every time I join a new on-line website for artists, I always look for her so I can friend her. I love all of her work.

RDG Designs said...

I love all the colors in your silks, they are absolutely beautiful!!!!

Clinging Images said...

Absolutely stunning, those silks! I've tried silk painting once, I can appreciate how difficult it is. Nice to get to know Mystic a little better!

thewildhare said...

What a wonderful feature on an incredible artist! Fabulous write up Jean - and wonderful work, Mystic. This art form is indeed a mystery to me, even when well described. I am very impressed with Klaire's work and her energy! Thank you so much for sharing!

Judy Nolan said...

Beautiful work, Klaire! Thank you, Jean, for sharing more about this member of the BBEST team.

Puteri Noor said...

They're beautiful! Love the pastel colors.

Pam said...

I love Mystic Silk's work! She is so talented. Another wonderful post Jean, for a very fine artist!