8″ x 10″ Watercolor Batik
These beautiful paintings are created on fine Japanese rice papers (the thicknesses of which are only between 11 – 34 gauge), instead of fabric, which is used in traditional batiks. Additionally, watercolors are used instead of dyes, with a wax resist, allowing beautiful translucent colors (along with rich vibrant hues which are built up with multiple layers of watercolor), to show throughout the paintings. This method of painting takes about five times the amount of time it would take to create a standard watercolor painting.
Horse Creek Canyon is one of Martha’s favorite Fall locations in Dubois, WY. With the early morning light gently silhouetting this cluster of aspens, Martha captured the scene so she could create this watercolor batik on rice paper once she returned home to her studio.