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.
While in Wyoming one Fall, Martha enjoyed a horseback riding trip at CM Ranch. Walking around the ranch stretching her legs out afterwards, photographing potential painting subject matter, Martha stumbled upon this remote cabin, which was currently being used by fly fishermen. Note the yellow “encounter waders” on the right side of the cabin.