24.25″ x 16.25″ 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.
Martha caught sight of this little batch of wild daisies after a rainstorm at a friend’s ranch in Wyoming. She re-composed the photo she took, into a vertical design, and then created this watercolor batik on rice paper. This batik is one of the demonstrations detailed in Martha’s book “Watercolor Batik; An Artist’s Guide to Watercolor Batik on Rice Paper.”