Music in the Old TownYelena Sidorova
Acrylic, dyes on stretched silk
Painting wraps around edges
Ready to hang
Signed on front
24 " h x 48 " w x 2 " d |8 lbs. 0 oz.
This piece is from my “Girls” series. When I draw women, capturing their gentle and mysterious qualities, I experience joy, peace, and harmony. To me, harmony is the poetry of lines and colors when they combine and take on a life of their own.
While painting, I always use the finest quality Chinese silk. When applied, liquid dyes and paints flow and move on silk in a way that is truly exhilarating to watch! In order to stop this movement, a material called a resist is used which not only stops the dyes from moving on the silk, but also creates an outline for what is being depicted, adding dramatic dimension. Once the painting is completed, the dyes are steam-fixed in order for them to become color-fast. This also causes the colors to become brighter and more intense.
Silk is the fabric of the soul. On it, Yelena Sidorova pours paint in colorful sheets that shimmer and glisten with emotion. The process of painting on silk requires a delicate approach. Yelena has the gentleness required to weave mysteriously provocative paintings. She says, “I transform the world around me: every drop of dye on silk is one drop of magic into my existence.”