Monday, August 26, 2013

Batik Watercolour Tulips

Happy Monday everyone.    We are excited to see rain today as we've had several weeks of drought, our plants and trees must be happy. 

I have something different today.   I've decided to be brave and show you a Batik watercolour painting that I created in a recent workshop with Linda Virio.  Linda is a patient teacher and talented artist, we had a great time in her class.


In the workshop we learned what happens when you apply wax as a resist with watercolour paint.   Batik is not about perfection and I found it enjoyable.    The painting is on Japanese Rice Paper with wax applied between layers of water colours, starting with the lightest.  The finished art is a surprise when you iron off the wax as the final step.   Linda has wonderful metal stamps (for encaustic work) that was used on the edges with wax. 

Thanks for stopping by!
Cheers,
Shirley

36 comments:

froebelsternchen Susi said...

looks amazing ..wow!

Crafting Queen said...

This is wonderful!

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Amazing wax painting, adorable effects, love it very much.
Big hugs Anja

Sandra said...

Beautiful piece of artwork, Sandra.

Gerrina said...

Beautiful effect this wax-technic! The painting looks dreamy and shows the fun you felt! It has been raining here saterday and a little yesterday so the garden here is relieved! Today I´m enjoying the sun again... Sunny greetings, Gerrina

linda said...

oh wow, shirley, this is gorgeous and i hope it gets fitted into a nice frame for it to be seen constantly. it sounds like you had a lot of fun creating this masterpiece.
linda

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

This is stunning Shirley, I hope it going to be put on display. You must have had so much fun trying new techniques.

Glad you got your wish for some rain.
Sue x

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

soooo adorable and beautiful, Shirley.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Wow, this is so cool, Shirley! It has a feel to me of delicate tulips that have been dried in the pages of a book for years and then tenderly preserved on canvas! WOW!

Glad you are getting the much-needed rain! We desperately need some in the Sierras here to stop the raging Yosemite wildfire.

Hope you have a great week! Hugs, Darnell

Wendy McCarthy said...

I love this Shirley! I really like soft dreamy colours and effects, and this is just right! xxx

Sue said...

Oh wow this is amazing Shirley! huggles Sue xxx

sheila 77 said...

What a lovely painting, I like the patterns stamped on the edges, what a clever idea.

Patricia said...

WOW this is so GEORGEOUS, love the watercolour effect!
Great flowers!
Greetz Patricia

Elaine said...

Wow Sirley, what an incredible project. I would be very proud of this. Beautiful colours you have chosen. A lovely new skill learned it that workshop. Glad you have had some rain. Elaine x

Nan G said...

An amazing piece!

Sandy said...

Your creation is so wonderful Shirley!! Oh I wish I could have been there. If it is this gorgeous on the computer, I just can imagine how very pretty it live, up close and in person.
sandy

Miranda said...

This looks gorgeous Shirley, great to learn this technique and must have been very inspiring! warm greet Mirandaxx

Gery said...

What a beautiful painting, Shirley and with such a special technique.
I can feel you realy enjoyed making this artpiece. Love the colours too.
You can be very proud to make such a wonderfull piece of work, while you tried out a complete new technique for you.
Groetjes Gery

Shona said...

Oh, I bet that was a fun class! What a glorious piece of art. Tulips are way up there on my favorite flowers list and these are just amazing!!

Shirley Chillman said...

Morning Shirley and what a lovely start to the day to see this gorgeous piece. Love the sound of all those techniques. Would dearly love to know how it was done in more detail.

Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

chrissies said...

This is wonderful Shirley. I have never tried the technique but will be looking into it for sure

Love Chrissie x

Valerie-Jael said...

This is totally amazing, love the soft colours, a real, huge, WOW!!! Valerie

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

What a fabulous result Shirley, looks as if you have learned a lot and had a great time.

Paula (PEP) said...

It looks wonderful - it's so refreshing to see different media in action & I can see you had a super time. Glad you've had some rain, I'm back on watering duties.
Paula (PEP)

Cathy said...

This is beautiful Shirley, the technique sounds intriguing, such a gorgeous effect, Cathy x

brenda said...

Looks like I missed this one Shirley, isn't it just beautiful.

B x

Donna Ellis said...

Shirley, thank you for sharing your latest adventure with watercolor. This is so beautiful with the waxy resist, textures, and amazing "Shirley-style" colors. The shading and blending have captured my soul. Truly incredible. I love this more than I can ever say. And I can feel the delicateness of your essence, and the laughter of your heart, in this pretty garden representation. xo

Karin said...

wow shirley, this looks amazing, I love it! Groetjes Karin x

catherine said...

This looks fabulous Shirley. Love the colours
x catherine

Diane said...

Lovely watercolour tulips and colors.

Regards diane

Bonnie said...

Oh, my! This is so beautiful! I love the soft look and the tulips are so pretty!

MaryH said...

I always see another showstopped when I visit here. Love this one. Have a friend who is learning encaustic, but nothing this ethereal. Love the dreamy quality you achieved on these posies...lucky you to be able to take some fab classes in these so-interesting techniques. Loved the watery blue of the background against the pop of red & green on the flowers. TFS such another WOW card. Hugs

Lindeke said...

Wauw this is a wonderful card! This technique must be fun to do!! Gr, Linda

Ellen said...

Wowza!! That is a real stunning creation Shirley!! Hope you frame it and hang it where it can be appreciated! Very impressive!!
Big Hugs!

Marn said...

Hi Shirley! WOW this is absolutely beautiful! Truly gorgeous! What a great creation and so well done! Beautiful watercolour painting with such a soft and delicate look! Great colours, so pretty together, and what an interesting technique, it sounds fun! Well done!
Warm greetings, Marlene :)

very_inky_fingers said...

Shirley.. that is gorgeous!