Gustav Klimt was a Viennese painter of a century ago. He was classically trained, and began his career painting mural commissions... but when he painted naked Cherub’s on the Vienna opera house he created controversy and lost his job. He began the secessionist movement, choosing to find his voice painting beautiful women, embellished in rich symbology.
His painting “The KISS” has been well know, the portrait of a couple, his coat enveloping her as they embrace in a tender kiss.
This is the inspiration:
This is my homage to the kiss, painted on luxurious chamoise silk & suitable to wear or hang on the wall.
The process: white silk is layer flat on top of my drawing, gutta resist is applied , copying the drawing lines onto the silk. The silk is stretched on a frame, and specific fiber paint is applied. When dry the silk is rolled in newspaper and steamed for an hour to set the color and heat fuse the gutta resist. The scarf is then washed and ironed, and ready to wear.