Paintings > Mixed Media

These pieces best represent the current direction of my work.

A note on how these were made:

I create each of these works on a single sheet of paper and with no digitally printed elements. I hand-paint figures and animals using walnut ink, and hand-draw the pattern on the dresses and circular rugs with water-based color inks using a pen and nib. Background colors are hand-painted with a combination of water-based colored inks and gouache. The only non-painted elements are the rigid repeating background patterns on the floors and walls. To create those, I first select a pattern from one of a variety historic, and contemporary sources. I then use Adobe Photoshop to edit the pattern, separate it into stencils (one for each color I plan) and compose and put each stencil into perspective. From there I expose the stencils onto silkscreens, hand-mix the colors, and then hand-print the patterns on top of the painting.**

*An excellent open source for royalty free patterns is The Inspiration Gallery

**For a description of the printing process used, click here.

Memento Mori
Ink and serigraphy on paper
22"x30"
2012
2011
victorian, painting, works on paper, fantasy, artwork, kyla zoe rafert
Hand-drawn ink and serigraphy on paper
24"x36"
2009
victoriana, printmaking, works on paper, kyla zoe rafert, artwork,
Hand-drawn ink and serigraphy on paper
24"x36"
2009
victoriana, works on paper, artwork, printmaking, prints, kyla zoe rafert, fantasy
Ink and serigraphy on paper
22"x28"
2009
victoriana, fantasy, kyla zoe rafert, printmaking, screenprinting, artwork
Hand-drawn ink and serigraphy on paper
22"x28"
2009
victoriana, printmaking, works on paper, Kyla zoe rafert, artwork, fantasy
Ink and serigraphy on paper
22"x28"
2009
There's Something I've Been Meaning To Tell You
Ink and serigraphy on paper
24"x36"
2008
There's Something I've Been Meaning To Tell You (detail)
Ink and serigraphy on paper
24"x36"
2008
The Fall
Ink and serigraphy on paper
24"x36"
2009
The Fall (detail)
Ink and serigraphy on paper
24"x36"
2008
Duel
Ink and serigraphy on paper
28.5"x40"
2008
The Changing Room
Ink and serigraphy on paper
22.75"x28"
2006
Three Princesses Succumb
Ink and serigraphy on paper
2008
fairy tale, victoriana, works on paper, printmaking, fantasy, kyla zoe rafert
Ink and serigraphy on paper
2006
horses, fairy tale, victoriana, printmaking, fantasy, kyla zoe rafert, artwork.
Ink and serigraphy on paper
2006
horses, victoriana, kyla zoe rafert, printmaking, works on paper, artwork.
Ink and serigraphy on paper
2006
Offerings
Ink and serigraphy on paper
8"x11.5"
2008
Offerings (detail)
Ink and serigraphy on paper
8"x11.5"
2008
Virtue
Ink and serigraphy on paper
23.75"x35.75"
2007
fairy tale, fairy tales, works on paper, printmaking, kyla zoe rafert, artwork, fantasy, princess
Ink and serigraphy on paper
2006
fairy tale, printmaking, fantasy, fairy tales, kyla zoe rafert, printmaking, princess
Ink and serigraphy on paper
2006