|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.