Thursday, September 27, 2012

Butterfly on Textile

Hand (dye) painted Cotton 6 1/2" square
When painting 6 1/2" squares, several are painted at once on one piece of fabric with thickened dyes. Then the fabric is batched in plastic in a warm place overnight or longer. The fabric is then rinsed, washed and ironed dry. Currently this panel is hanging in my studio and this particular butterfly image grabs my attention. The variegation in the purple suggests reflected light and thus movement. Notice the triad of colours.

1 comment:

Win Dinn said...

Love this one, Eileen - did you purposely intensify the purple in places on the butterfly, or is that a 'happy accident'? It certainly gives a delightful sense of flight!