Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Breckenridge Batik - WATER LILIES

Original Watercolor Batik - 12x19
$100 - Buy Here

Pretty white flowers floating on their own soft pads. I have taught several workshops where water lilies were the subject of the Watercolor Batik process. The waterlilies and pads are first drawn with ink on the fibrous rice paper and melted wax is used as a resist to keep certain areas white. Watercolor is then used to paint in light values of color all over the composition. When everything is dry, more melted wax is applied to the areas that are to stay light, then more watercolor, more wax and the process is repeated until the entire piece is covered in wax. When the wax is ironed off you are always in for an exciting and surprising finished piece of art. Notice the fun drips and squiggles created by the melted wax.

I will be demonstrating and teaching the Watercolor Batik process in Breckenreidge, CO in November for the two weeks that I will be an Artist in Residence - can't wait!

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