Velvet Cloth Paintings
Black velvet is different from other art mediums. Black velvet paintings have a charm of their own. The light coming out of the darkness is what makes it unique.
Velvet painting has an illustrious history. Velvet art was produced in societies all over the world. Studies show that it was invented by Islamic people. It was during the crusades that velvet came to Europe. It was traded to China during the Age of Exploration. It was the Victorians who paved the way for mass produced velvet paintings. The modern tradition of velvet painting started with Edgar Leeteg, who was brilliant with this medium.
It is not easy to paint on velvet cloth. It requires special techniques. The opulence of velvet gives paintings a distinctive contrast that makes them seem to glow.
To transfer a design onto the velvet you’ll need to use carbon paper or stencil. To compensate for the velvet’s absorbency you should then build up the paint in several layers. Because of the black backdrop, the painting will look as if the object is just popping out of the frame.
An advantage of working with black velvet is that you have the negative space and the shadows already there. The light out of the darkness in these paintings give them a unique feel, depth and intense look. And it captures people’s attention in a giffy.
We have a range of exquisite velvet paintings that will add beauty to your home or office. They are great conversation starters. The texture of our velvet canvas practically begs you to reach out and touch it.