March/April 2022

Silk Painting

by Adele Seitzinger

This silk painted wall art began its life as a hand-painted silk scarf. I used the technique of gutta resist to create a piece of wearable art. Several years later, I experimented with a new way of using silk painting to stretch it on a frame so it could be hung on a wall. I decided to repurpose a silk I’d already painted rather than painting a brand new one. As I gave new life to this work of art, so the Lord Jesus Christ in a much grander way has given new life to us.

About the Artist

I’m Adele Seitzinger of Threadzart. I create many forms of art, especially fiber arts.  In school, I majored in art and went on to teach adults and children.  Currently, I combine my love of both watercolors and fiber arts to paint with dyes on silk to create colorful, unique, wearable art: scarves, shawls, neckties, bowties, and more. I enjoy life with my husband in rural Tennessee and I am inspired by the beauty of God’s creation all around me.