Thursday, December 29, 2011

Cheetah Batik

So, for one of my designs, I decided to make a batik of it.  Batik is a method of dying fabric using wax.  You start with your lightest colour, and whatever you want to stay that colour, you put wax over.  Then you add the next darker colour, and repeat as for as many as you colours you have.  I used silk with Jacquard Dyes.

Getting started with the first layer

 Detail of all the spots I had to wax around

 The end outcome once all the wax is washed off! 
(finial picture to come later)

Friday, November 18, 2011

Older work

So, here is some of my work from the other year that I feel I should post.  More recent work to come soon

Value Study for a scene from Peter Pan

 Final Painting of Peter Pan scene. 
Acrylic about 2.5 x 3 ft

 Hickory Dickory Dock
Oil, 9 x 13 in

Cause I love Antarctica. 
Oil, 18 x 24 in

Friday, October 7, 2011

First Post!

So, one of my friends from way back has been wanting a painting from me for a very long time.  She was headed out to South Korea at the end of summer to teach there for at least a year, and as a parting gift I did this for her.  It is only 4x5 so she could easily take it with her.  Besides, mini paintings are just more fun.