This is an early batik (on silk fabric) I did of my kids crossing a stream in Alaska. It was so full of salmon you could almost walk across on their backs. At the time we were living in a 10' x 19' tent as we built our cabin.
I worked mostly from a photo on this one. Batik uses wax and dyes to create designs on fabric. It was a gift to my mother.
I grew up in a family where being creative was encouraged.
As well as getting out in nature...which wasn't always possible in suburban ohio.
So these two elements have been a constant in my life;
creativity and the natural world.
I have been blessed to be able to travel and work in remote and beautiful areas of the world.
Which become the inspiration for my artwork.
I am self taught in both batik (23 years) and watercolor (8 years)
And have recently learned Oil painting using palette knives. Way cool!
Batik is the process of using wax and dyes to create designs on fabric. Wax is heated in a tool called a tjanting and then passes thru a copper or metal tube on to the fabric. Where the wax is placed, the dye cannot penetrate. I...
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