Tuesday, February 23, 2010

A Lesson in Bali

A painting I am working on this week. I met this woman while visiting Bali recently.
She was patiently trying to teach me to weave grass to make an offering basket. The look on her face was so peaceful, introspective and kind. I am experimenting with my own version of batiking in this painting also by applying hot wax with a tjanting (batik tool) to use as a form of resist to save some light areas of the paper. There is still wax on parts of this woman's gown. Tomorrow I will be hopefully finishing this by glazing over the gown with warm golden color and finishing her hands, face and the midsection. A fun piece so far.

1 comment:

  1. "Welcome to a warm place that ponders life and art." What a wonderful sentiment, Karen! Doesn't get any better than that, and it's so YOU! Love you, sis.