Friday, November 19, 2010
Betty Lee Turquoise Mine 1, 2, & 3
These three 6 X 6" fabric pieces are based on a turquoise outcropping in the Betty Lee mine in Arizona. My friend generously provided me with a photo. I love turquoise and to see it in it's natural setting is inspiring. I drew in the brown lines and painted light colours first using procion dyes onto natural, rayon fabric. After curing and washing I added darker colours and turquoise line. The lines are drawn using thickened dye in a bottle with a fine nib.
Even though I designed it as three separate compositions, I painted them together on one large piece of fabric. As I liked it so well, it was a challenge to take the scissors and cut it into three but the result is just what I envisioned.
They will be shown at the Painted Turtle Gallery in Creston, B.C.