Friday, July 27, 2012

Step Two Raspberries

8 X 8" Hand Dye Painted Cotton
by Eileen Gidman
After washing the fabric from the first painting session (note previous post of July 27), I added details by activating the dye this time rather than working on soda soaked fabric. Darker colours were added to the raspberries as well calligraphic drawing of details on the leaves. Light areas were left to show the sunlight on the leaves, stems and berries. Those small speckles were added for additional interest to the background.

As well, similar motifs were painted on some pastel green and yellow fabrics. What a difference the brand of fabric made! More on that later. 

2 comments:

Laura Leeder said...

Eileen the color on those raspberries, gorgeous!
My mouth is watering...

Win Dinn said...

I'm always amazed at how the small details can make a difference - those speckles at the bottom just activate the whole thing, and make the raspberries really stand out!