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Birds of Paradise

15″ x 17″ 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.

Tropical ornamental flowers, the birds of paradise, inspired Martha to photograph them in the beautiful late afternoon light, and paint this watercolor batik on rice paper.

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Painting is Floating and It’s One and a half Inch Boarder of Rice Paper Around the Painting Shows Beautifully, Floating Over a Light to Medium Blueish-Gray Mat, One Inch Black Beveled “Picture Box” Frame

SKU: 233WC Category: