Monday, November 16, 2009

"The Batik Effect..."

...an "experiment" using
a fine masking applicator and a wet color filled wash
on 140# CP watercolor paper.
Happy Cactus Monday!
Why not experiment with something artistic today!

"All life is an experiment.
The more experiments you make the better."
~
Ralph Waldo Emerson

28 comments:

Pippa said...

Oh Margaret, that's beautiful! And a really great quote to add to the art!

Caroline said...

And a lovely experiment it is too!

Caroline said...

Oh and glad the album arrived safely - hope you'll enjoy it! At least the postal system this side is OK!

linda said...

Wow, such a cool look! I've never used masking fluid, but it seems like a fun tool! Great work, love the colors!

Viviane Vieira said...

Wow, this one looks amazing!
I love the colors and effects!
Just beautiful.

Shirley said...

WOW!! I do this type of drawing with various resists and procion MX dyes on silk and cotton fabric, and you captured the look perfectly! What mask and applicator did you use?
shirley."at".queso.com

Diane AZ said...

Wow, that experiment sure turned out well. I love the colors and Batik effect. I don't have any cactus today, but Happy CM anyway!

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Delightful experiment. Loved you sharing images of your dad in the war years. They were all such brave men.

freebird said...

This is an experiment that turned out very well. Great technique. What is the fint tip applicator and resist that you used? You've got us intrigued because it looks so great!

An Evolving Artist @ Swallowcliffs.blogspot.com/ said...

A beautiful piece of art. I love the batik type things and have done some myself!

marancat said...

A beautiful piece of artwork - love it!

Ellen said...

BEAUTIFUL! I have always loved batik and you've done a beautiful job on this. Excellent, Margaret!

WATERBABY CHRISTINE said...

Beautiful, Margaret! You inspire me!

Teri C said...

WHOA!!! Awesome Margaret!!
And I am trying something new...I am taking Kate's Art Journaling class. My first ever online class.

HCM

Sandy said...

VERY COOL effect!! I need inspiration - so thanks!!

marianne said...

You seem to come up with new things every time!
Or is it that your comfort zone is extremely large??

HCM!

Christie said...

I empatically agree, experimentation is a good thing! The result of this one is stunning (and I love the quote.)

Lynn said...

This is really beautiful. It would look wonderful on fabric too.

Alex said...

It's so nice to see a familiar word from home... "Batik" is a famous Malaysian traditional technique to produce designs on clothing. Tracing hot wax on outlines creating borders and using dyes to fill colors in sections of the motives. Still widely practiced in the North-Eastern states of the peninsular, very beautiful, very elegant. And that you did in excellence!
:)

Ramona Davidson said...

Lovely art. Very striking.

soulbrush said...

what an oustanding piece, if it is an atc, you know what i am going to ask you...wanna swap?

Possum Patty said...

Yes! Love it.

Megha Chhatbar said...

nice painting with a fantastic quote! A wonderful batik effect..:)

Water Color Pencil: Prince George of Persia

Lisa at Greenbow said...

No matter what style you experiment with your colors are brilliant. HCM.

Lesley said...

Your colours and style are lovely, it looks like a painting on silk. Beautiful!

Lisa said...

Wow! That came out great. Might have to give it a try. It's beautiful!

Judy Butler said...

Batik is one of my favorite mediums. This is a wonderful way to get this effect. I did an experiment using wax on rice paper. I have been looking for it and can't find it. Will look again in my office soon. It has to be somewhere. Just Beautiful cactus. HCM Judy

BumbleVee said...

you've developed a great effect .... I had to scroll through a few postings to check if you commented on how it was accomplished.....