Ofra Svorai Studio

R.R. #1, Kimberley, Ontario, Canada  N0C 1G0
519-599-1115,  info@ofrasvorai.com


Silk gallery - One, Two, Three, Four

My introduction to silk painting was around 1977 while in art college. After graduation, I knew that art was to be my way of life, but was still seeking my artistic direction. Working at my kitchen table, I made my first creations of painted silk and began to develop my way of mounting and framing my own art. It was of great encouragement for me to continue my exploration and pursuit of this medium when I found warm public response and acceptance of my silk paintings.

My experimentation and experience progressed over the years in this medium. Technically, painting on silks starts with a blank white silk surface. Using alcohol based dyes and cold  resists, I worked in stages while creating images. Without use of pencils, compositions begin as freehand workings of the media elements. A light wash of colour is applied onto the stretched silk, typically using between thirty to forty colours. When the silk has dried, resist is applied. With this process repeated, I develop a painting building darker colours and greater details with the resist, applied using a tiny paper cone with a pin hole opening. When completed,  the painting is steamed to fix the dyes permanently into silk. Finally, the resist is removed and the painting is stretched then framed. My objective and challenge is to present a three-dimensional subject on a two-dimensional surface. The technique and process is complex and the images represent colourful interpretations of my love for nature. -- Ofra




Line Up
Matted and Framed, 12 inch by 12 inch
C$250.00



Red Canoe, Low Lake
Matted and Framed, 16 inch by 20 inch
C$550.00



Rock Island
Matted and framed, 16 inch by 16 inch
C$450



Gold Light
Matted and framed, 16 inch by 16 inch
C$450



Clear Water
Matted and framed, 16 inch by 20 inch
C$550



Misty Dawn
Matted and framed, 16 inch by 20 inch
C$550



Island Stillness
Matted and framed, 12 inch by 20 inch
Sold



Low Lake
Matted and framed, 12 inch by 20 inch
C$450



Elegance
Matted and framed, 16 inch by 20 inch
C$550



Early Gold
Matted and framed, 16 inch by 20 inch
Sold



Sisters Island
Matted and framed, 16 inch by 20 inch
C$550



Canoe Osa Island
Matted and framed, 16 inch by 20 inch
Sold



Morning Light
Matted and framed, 16 inch by 20 inch
C$550



Canoe Reflection
Matted and framed, 20 inch by 24 inch
C$800



View From The Site
Matted and framed, 20 inch by 24 inch
C$800



Golden Islands
Matted and framed, 20 inch by 24 inch
C$800



Early Dawn Helen Lake
16 inch by 20 inch
Sold



Sunrise Over Helen Lake
20 inch by 24 inch
Sold


Quiet Reflection
Matted and framed, 16 inch by 20 inch
Sold



Equinox Sunrise
Matted and framed, 16 inch by 20 inch
C$550



Equinox Magic
12 inch by 20 inch
Sold



Killarney Lake Site
Matted and framed, 20 inch by 24 inch
Sold



Wild Sunset
Matted and framed, 20 inch by 24 inch
C$800



Rolling Clouds
Matted and framed, 20 inch by 24 inch
C$800



Gates to Helen Lake
Matted and framed, 20 inch by 24 inch
C$800



Point on Helen Lake
Matted and framed, 20 inch by 24 inch
C$800



Canoe Reflection
16 inch by 20 inch
Sold



First Light
20 inch by 24 inch
Sold



Sun Down
Matted and framed, 12 inch by 20 inch
C$450



Lagoon

12 inch by 20 inch
Sold


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