Size: 30"W x 40"H x 0.5"D
Year Created: 2015
Ready to Hang
This is an original silk painting.
I was inspired by my wonderful client who commissioned me to paint an ocean outfit for her wedding. After that I decided to continue this theme by painting these sea lovers!
First, I made the sketch, then transferred it onto silk. Then, I outlined the design with resist. Next, I painted the picture with fabric dyes. The final step is the steaming process.
Steaming is necessary to set the dyes and make them permanent. I steam not only my wearable items, but wall hangings as well. It makes them sun tolerant and protected from humidity.
The colors are very strong and do not fade like water colors.
The silk is stretched onto acid free canvas.
I added finishing touches to the painting with 3D copper fabric paint to add more texture.
The wire is already attached on the back to hang it.
The sides are painted, so a frame is not necessary.
Anna Yakubovskaya was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, a vibrant city beside the banks of the Neva River. Growing up, she was exposed to a variety of cultures and artistic influences of former Soviet Republics. Through fine and applied arts, literature, and performance, the arts have been interwoven through her life from a young age. She attended high school with an artistic focus, afterwards completing a degree in industrial design at the St. Petersburg Art and Industry Academy, formerly known as V.I. Mukhina. Anna worked in illustration, stage design for children’s theatre, and taught art classes, meanwhile raising three children and moving to the United States. She was finally able to return to her joy of working with textiles about ten years ago, focusing on batik, a technique in silk painting. She now lives in Alexandria, Virginia, bringing her ideas to life at the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Her studio overlooks the Potomac River—though the scene is different from her home, there is a certain familiarity of city life by the water.