Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Black and White Animals

Negative Painting Sky around the Dog
Hand (dye) Painted Image ready for Curing and Rinsing
This is a part of a larger series 'Saving the Whites'. I enlarged the photo and traced the main outlines onto the soda soaked cotton. Wanting the white of the fur to stand out, the sky and lawn were painted in strong colours. I used a full strength thickened black dye to completer the black fur being sure to reserve any whites. Note the importance of the details showing her white whiskers and eye highlights. The nose was painted in a lighter grey for the hightlighted areas as were some of the shaded parts of the white fur. The pink for the tongue was added. The fabric was then placed between plastic and must be kept above 70 degrees for at least 4 hours. After batching it will be rinsed in cool water and then in a synthrapol wash.

1 comment:

Win Dinn, Artist said...

This is a lovely painting of a great subject, Eileen - I love the way she stands out against that strong blue sky!