This is a closeup of the detail of the painting and the stitching. I overpainted all of the gutta with Lumiere paint and then inked around the edges.
This is the overlay. The most difficult part was hand basting this stitched grid to the silk. Even with the silk taped down to the table and using rulers, it was still very challenging. After I dissolved the Solvy, most of my lines were somewhat skewed. You can see the color gradation in the thread in this photo. The wavy red lines on the Solvy indicate where the thread color shifts from light to dark. There were seven different gradations in the thread color.
Here is the silk that I began with which I painted with Tinfix silk paint. I painted this piece outdoors at the Mendocino Art Center, in Mendocino, CA, in a workshop with Suzanne Punch. I had to stretch the silk between two saw horses outside. As the wind came roaring up the hill from the ocean, my silk began flapping in the breeze. My gutta was whisked from my brush onto the fabric capturing the movement and energy of that powerful force. Suzanne Punch is an incredible artist with a unique teaching style. I love her large abstract painted silk pieces, and I credit her with helping me to develop an appreciation for abstract art.