Ofra Svorai Studio

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


Silk gallery - One, Two, Three, Four, Five

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





Favorite Pine
Matted and Framed, 20 inch by 24 inch
C$800.00



Dream Island
Matted and Framed, 20 inch by 24 inch
C$800.00



Rock Face David Lake
Matted and Framed, 20 inch by 24 inch
C$800.00



Afternoon Bliss
Matted and Framed, 16 inch by 20 inch
C$575.00



Early Paddle
Matted and Framed, 16 inch by 20 inch
C$575.00



Boundary Sunrise
Matted and Framed, 16 inch by 20 inch
C$575.00



On Guard
Matted and Framed, 16 inch by 20 inch
C$575.00



After the Rain
Matted and Framed, 12 inch by 12 inch
C$269.00



Friends
Matted and Framed, 12 inch by 12 inch
Sold



Reflection
Matted and Framed, 12 inch by 12 inch
C$269.00



Island View Canoe
Framed, 23 inch by 27 inch
Sold



Beam Reflection
Matted and Framed, 16 inch by 20 inch
C$550.00



Embracing Trees
Matted and Framed, 16 inch by 20 inch
C$550.00



Island Edge
Matted and Framed, 16 inch by 20 inch
C$550.00



Double Shadow
Matted and Framed, 16 inch by 20 inch
Sold



Green Fog
Matted and Framed, 16 inch by 20 inch
C$550.00



Canoe Reflection, David Lake
Matted and Framed, 12 inch by 20 inch
Sold



Sun Beam
Matted and Framed, 12 inch by 20 inch
Sold



Great Mountain Lake
Matted and Framed, 12 inch by 20 inch
Sold



Sunrise Fog
Matted and Framed, 12 inch by 20 inch
Sold



Windy Sunset
Matted and Framed, 12 inch by 12 inch
Sold



Hanging On
Matted and Framed, 12 inch by 12 inch
Sold



Pink Glow
Matted and Framed, 12 inch by 12 inch
Sold



Sunrise OSA Lake
Matted and Framed, 20 inch by 24 inch
Sold



Red Canoe, David Lake
Matted and Framed, 16 inch by 20 inch
Sold



Rays of Light
Matted and Framed, 22 inch by 26 inch
C$900.00



Canoe Sunrise
Matted and Framed, 20 inch by 24 inch
Sold



Around the Bend
Matted and Framed, 16 inch by 20 inch
Sold



Clear View
Matted and Framed, 16 inch by 20 inch
C$550.00



Glowing Sunset
Matted and Framed, 16 inch by 20 inch
C$550.00


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