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Landscapes

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    VIew of Boquete from Jaramillo acrylic on canvas 28 x 28
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    Elva's House acrylic on canvas
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    Morning in Boquete
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    Dream of Tuscany Gouache on Yupo 9 x 11
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    River to the Sea Gouache on Yupo 9 x 11
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    Gap 1 Gouache on Yupo 9 x 11
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    Gap 2 Gouache on Yupo 9 x 11
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    Landscape Gouache on Yupo 9 x 11

Judaica

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    Yad Esther silk, sterling silver, embroidery and quilting
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    Brit pillow cover
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    Silk Chuppah
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    Groom's Purse - silk
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    Groom's Purse - silk
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    Groom's Purse - silk
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    Groom's Purse - silk
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    Talit - silk
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    Groom's Purse - silk
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    Talit - silk
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    Chuppa - silk

Portraits

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    The Pollera Series: Dressing the Queen acrylic on canvas 37 x 37
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    The Pollera Series: Lipstick gouache on paper 15 x 20
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    Waiting acrylic on board 5 x 7
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    Sisters of the Comarca acrylic on canvas 30 x 20

Silks

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    Silk scarf - Shibori
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    Silk scarf - Shibori
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    Silk scarf - Shibori
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    Silk scarf - Shibori
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    Silk scarf - Shibori
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    Silk scarf - Shibori
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    Silk scarf - Shibori
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    Silk scarf - Shibori
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    Silk painting (Serti) My Panama Garden 30 x 40
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    Silk blouse - Serti
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    Silk scarf - Serti- Orchids
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    Silk scarf - Sertt- Fantasy

Personal photo

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    my students display their scarves at the conclusion of a Boquete Silk painting workshop sponsored by The Boquete Gourmet
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"Creating and teaching art in the village of Boquete, Panama"
I am a: Woman
Seeking: Networking
City: Boquete
Country: Panama
Profession: artist
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Professional Info
My Business Name: Barbara Rabkin
Address:
Bajo Boquete, Boquete, Chiriqui, Panama
Email: barbara.rabkin@gmail.com
City: Boquete, Panama
My Profession: Art
About my work:
I CAN DO THAT!

If there is something that captures my imagination, I find myself thinking: I can do that.

That’s how I got hooked on silk painting.

I first discovered the art of silk painting when I embarked on a project to create a wedding canopy (“chuppa”) for our son and his bride.

I took a class that was offered in the area, and literally fell into a world of color, movement and texture that took hold of me.

I had always loved to draw, paint and sew. This art of silk painting, I discovered, was all of it: painting, drawing, fabric construction. And more. The application of dye to silk was an adventure: what might the dye do if I were to try this - or that. The medium itself was my creative partner in the process.

I could do it and I discovered that I love it.

I love the movement of the dyes on the fabric, the unexpected and delightful “accidents” that happen, the intensity and richness of the colors. The visual and tactile experience of working with silk and brilliant dyes makes this a completely sensual experience.

My Judaica work on silk is a direct expression of my interest in and appreciation of recurring themes in Judaica, especially illuminated Haggadot, bibles, ketubot, mahzorim and other Judaica. I have been commissioned to create wedding canopies, tallitot, and other ceremonial art, which are in collections throughout the US.

My painting on silk and the vibrant colors of the medium, combined with the inspiring surroundings of Boquete, have renewed my passion for acrylic painting. I like to capture the energy, the feeling, the experience of everyday life.

I also work with polymer clay - a fascinating medium that provides tremendous freedom of expression in color and texture.

I enjoy teaching art to groups or privately. I have taught adult classes at the Art Academy in Cincinnati, and have also taught children’s classes privately and in schools.

So what else do I do? I create jewelry, paint with watercolors, sew, bake bread, cook, garden, and anything else that captures my imagination.
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