ABOUT WATERCOLOR BATIK

BATIK MEANS 'WAX PAINTING'.  BATIK WAS FIRST PRACTICED BY THE EGYPTIANS. BUT REACHED IT'S HIGHEST POPULARITY IN INDONESIA WHERE IT HAS BEEN PRACTICED SINCE THE 7th CENTURY AD.

BATIK WAS PRACTICED IN EUROPE BY THE DUTCH PAINTERS OF THE 17th CENTURY.  TRADITIONAL BATIK INVOLVES APPLYING WAX TO FABRIC THEN APPLYING COLORED DYE.

MY WATERCOLOR BATIKS

MY BATIKS ARE DONE ON RICE PAPER TORN TO THE DESIRED FINISHED SIZE. 


AFTER DOING  A DETAILED DRAWING WITH WATERPROOF PEN, I BEGIN LAYERING WATERCOLOR  AND HOT MELTED WAX  ALTERNATING LAYERS UNTIL THE DESIRED VALUES ARE REACHED. SOME OF THE MORE COMPLICATED PIECES CAN TAKE WEEKS TO DESIGN AND COMPLETE.  ALTHOUGH THE PROCESS IS TIME CONSUMING, THE FINISHED PIECE IS WORTH THE EFFORT.


WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT BATIKS IS THE TEXTURE OF THE PAPER AND THE TEXTURE  CREATED THROUGH THE PROCESS.  I LOVE HAVING THE FRAYED EDGES OF THE PAINTING SHOWIN WHEN THE PIECE IS MOUNTED.

BATIKS FOR SALE

SOME OF MY ORIGINAL BATIKS ARE FOR SALE.  IF INTERESTED CONTACT ME AT janfetters@gmail.com  NO PRINTS OF BATIKS AVAILABLE TO PROTECT ORIGINAL BUYERS.


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