Monday, May 3, 2010

Peonies and cranes

I'm working on a piece, 30" x 40". It is the largest piece I've ever done in any media, and it is really coming out nice! I am so excited!!!! I've begun the details, and expect to have it complete, framed, and hanging by May 16th! These photos show two stages. In the top photo I have put resist on all the lines. In the bottom photo, the piece is ready fro the details. I then painted resist over most of the cloth so that the dye I add now will retain the character of the brush strokes.


  1. This is gorgeous!
    Hello! I am another Kelly Rae classmate. Just signed up today. I'm 55 and like the rest of us "older but hopefully wiser" gals, feel so much younger:) Really looking forward to this!
    Cheers, Shelagh

  2. Wow! I really love your paintings! The photo of it "in process" really helped me see the work you put into it. Funny how knowing just a little bit more about something adds so much value. :)

    Thanks for your sweet comment- I really appreciate the encouragement!!