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Butterfly

8.5″ x 10.5″ 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.

“Butterfly” is a watercolor batik on rice paper created from a photo Martha took while hiking in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, with her group of hiking buddies.
This painting has been reprinted in a book on endangered species, as this butterfly is a Fritillary butterfly.

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