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Queen Anne's Lace And Wild Cowpeas Watercolor Batik
Mixed Media - Watercolor Batik And Ink On Ginwashi Rice Paper
Queen Anne's Lace Abstract with Wild Cowpeas, Watercolor Batik and Ink on Ginwashi Rice Paper, by Conni Schaftenaar.
Part of my current focus on doing watercolor batik on rice paper, this Queen Annes Lace image is from a photo I took on my farm in West Michigan. I loved the little purple wild vetch or cowpea blossoms vining around the Queen!
I drew the flower in Micron pen, then waxed the areas I wanted to preserve in white; then applied shades of blues and greens to run and play in the background. When that first glazing of color was dry, I applied more streaks and blobs of wax to simulate background grasses and stems, and applied another glaze of blues and greens to darken it further. After that was dried and the wax ironed off, I painted the cowpea blossoms and leaves. As a further step, after all this was dry, I applied wax over the entire sheet and cracked it when the wax was set. I used the purple to apply some crackle, but I was not happy with how the crackle looks, so I've decided to only post the pre-crackle version. I will post this as "for sale" and share the image with the crackle if someone is interested.
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