Creating mixed media art is sometimes a messy business and there always seems to be scraps and leftovers still sitting on the table. It's always a nice feeling to use these leftovers and turn them into something usable. This piece incorporates the positive & negative flower shapes, leftover ginwashi scraps and paper weaving from altered papers.
My last show of the year is about a month away and I realized there are a few pieces that needed to be photographed before they "hopefully" left home for good. Part of my sale pieces are unfinished class samples - pieces I have painted while teaching but probably didn't get finished during class for whatever reason. The wonderful thing about watercolor batik is the colors always come out just a bit different. I try to finish each piece by pulling out some unique aspect to change it up just a bit. This particular painting had more of a warm brownish cast to it and I happened to get a really nice dark linen mat board in a mixed board stack. It worked perfectly with this particular painting and turned out quite elegant. Now to find a good home for it!