'Evening Landscape'

Framed original
14" x 10" including frame


This was a Batik done for one of my very first greetings cards which I exhibited at the Harrogate Craft Trade Fair.

First I did a graded colour wash with pinks and terracottas for the sunset sky, becoming lighter at the horizon.  I then waxed in the sky in between the branches of the tree.  Then I screwed up the waxed cloth and worked the black dye into the cracks in the wax, to get the twigs.  Quite a lot of wax falls off in this process but it doesn't matter.  It gives a really natural 'twiggy' look.

Sadly this piece is sold but if you would like to talk about commissioning one like it, email me