16″ x 12″ 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.
This watercolor batik, which has been reproduced and published in a book, is an endangered species of Lakeside Daisies (which has many other names). This dear little plant, which was given to Martha by her three son for one of her recent birthdays, inspired this large watercolor batik.