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




Purple Mood
Matted and framed, 16 inch x 20 inch
C$500



Island in Fog
Matted and framed, 16 inch x 20 inch
C$500



Inner View
16 inch by 20 inch
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Fall Colours
16 inch by 20 inch
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Swept Pine
12 inch by 20 inch
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Illumination
16 inch by 20 inch
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Canoe at David Lake
16 inch by 20 inch
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After Glow
12 inch by 20 inch
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Windy, Bay Fine
20 inch by 24 inch
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Hint of Fall
20 inch by 24 inch
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Silver Lining
20 inch by 24 inch
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Sunlit Shore
16 inch by 20 inch
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Green and Orange
16 inch by 16 inch
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Red Reflection
12 inch x 20 inch
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Rock Face
20 inch by 24 inch
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Clear Silver Lake
20 inch by 24 inch
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Longing
20 inch by 24 inch
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Survivor
24 inch by 20 inch
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Windy Reflection
20 inch x 24 inch
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Breaking Waves
20 inch x 24 inch
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Wind Shelter
Matted and framed, 20 inch by 24 inch
C$750



Perspective
20 inch x 24 inch
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From Epping Bridge
16 inch by 20 inch
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Loan Pine
16 inch by 20 inch
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Lake View
20 inch x 24 inch
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Island
12 inch by 20 inch
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Crisp Morning
20 inch by 24 inch
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Soft Merging
20 inch by 24 inch
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Clear Morning
20 inch by 24 inch
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Summer Energy
20 inch by 24 inch
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