Saturday, January 12, 2013

Batik Leaves

When I was out for an early morning walk last fall I passed by a creek full of floating leaves.  This particular group made a perfect arrangement for a painting.  Painted on rice paper as a wax batik allowed the characteristics of the paper to create a lot of texture in the leaves. It also enhances the feeling of the leaves floating on water.  After the wax was removed I glued the rice paper to a full size sheet of watercolor paper.  Then I darkened some of the colors where needed with more watercolor paint.

After I studied this for  awhile I realized the upper right corner was just too brown, so I went over it with more dark blue and am much happier with this painting now.