This is' Red Heron'. I finished her yesterday, and she is singing to me, although I've never before heard a heron sing. (They normally squawk!) I used Silk Voile from Exotic/Thai Silks and pole wrapped the first three layers in Procion MX dyes. This was followed by many light layers of textile paint, to achieve the effect and feel that I had in my head. She measures 34" x 52". I'm enjoying working large these days!
Here's a detail shot:
I was pleasantly surprised by the results of another black dye experiment! I tried a mechanical resist using triangularly cut pieces of plexiglass clamped into fan-folded white cotton canvas. I submerged the piece into Dharma's Better Black, and left it overnight. Here's the result:
I can't wait to add more to this, although it's pretty darned cool just the wait it is! Here's a detail shot:
You can see the faint triangle remaining in the very center (it's on its side with the base toward the right side of the picture). Obviously the fuchsia struck first. Some areas also show a bit of orange and others show a brilliant yellow orange. Wonder how it will discharge?
It's cool and rainy here today. I'm planning to bundle up and head out to the studio to get some serious work done! Hope you have a colorful day!
As always, comments are most appreciated!