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





Silver Peak
16 inch by 20 inch
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Little Bell
16 inch by 20 inch
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River In Autumn
12 inch by 20 inch
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Orange Light
12 inch by 20 inch
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Tomorrow's View
16 inch by 20 inch
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Morning Clarity
16 inch by 20 inch
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Orange Blast
16 inch by 20 inch
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Shallow Water Reflection
20 inch by 24 inch
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Rewarding View
20 inch by 24 inch
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Yellow Canoe Reflection
20 inch by 24 inch
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Fall Overview
16 inch by 20 inch
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Morning Fresh
12 inch by 20 inch
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Winter Reflection
15 inch by 24 inch
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Killarney Glory
18 inch by 24 inch
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Icy Reflection
13 inch by 13 inch
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Into The Light
15 inch by 25 inch
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Kolapore Stream
13 inch by 13 inch
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Pink Water Lily
13 inch by 13 inch
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Far Away Lake
20 inch by 24 inch
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Silhouette
20 inch by 24 inch
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Twin Red Canoes
20 inch by 24 inch
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Evening Reflection
20 inch by 24 inch
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Fall Glow
12 inch by 12 inch
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Cabin In The Kolapore
16 inch by 20 inch
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Blooms
12 inch by 16 inch
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Rainbow Ripple
10 inch by 20 inch
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Balsam Lake Confession
10 inch by 20 inch
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Great Mountain Lake
10 inch by 20 inch
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Red Canoe, Gail Lake
10 inch by 20 inch
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Evening Bliss
12 inch by 16 inch
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