Current Gallery: Batiks (27 pieces)
The Art of Batik is about 2000 years old. Batik is usually created on fabric stretched onto a screen. I use paper, and instead of immersing it, as you would the screen into a dye bath, I brush, or sponge the paper with watercolors. Melted wax is painted onto the dry surface, to resist the paint, or dye. This is the drawing process of the image, and once applied it is permanent, so that leaves little room for error. Colors are applied in stages starting from lightest to darkest, and as they dry they create a spontaneous effect. When the process has been completed, the wax is removed by placing the batik between newsprint, and pressing with a warm iron. The newsprint absorbs the wax, leaving the finished image crisp and vivid. The element of surprise is most rewarding.

See also: my batiks on a selection of quality merchandise such as T-shirts, greeting cards, calendars, journals, tile ware, mugs, pillows and more. Come visit my store on CafePress!
"Barnyard Chickens"  (2011) by KatieArt
  • Nea Makri, Greece. Nea Makri, Greece.
from $ 15
  • Whitewashed Church, Greece. Whitewashed Church, Greece.
from $ 15
  • Fanari Lighthouse, Kefalonia, Greece. Fanari Lighthouse, Kefalonia, Greece.
from $ 15
  • Santorini - Greek Island I Santorini - Greek Island I
from $ 15
  • Santorini - Greek Island II Santorini - Greek Island II
from $ 15
  • Lioness with Cub Lioness with Cub
from $ 15
  • Lion 1 Lion 1
from $ 15
  • Elephant 1 Elephant 1
from $ 15
  • Elephant 2 Elephant 2
from $ 15
  • Giraffe 1 Giraffe 1
from $ 15
  • Ostrich Ostrich
from $ 15
  • Owl ABC Owl ABC
from $ 15
  • Yellow-billed Hornbill Yellow-billed Hornbill
from $ 15
  • A Celebration of Independence A Celebration of Independence
from $ 15
  • Love Doves Love Doves
from $ 15
  • Cherry Blossoms: Jefferson Memorial Cherry Blossoms: Jefferson Memorial
from $ 15
  • Bridge1 Bridge1
from $ 15
  • Bridge2 Bridge2
from $ 15
  • Water Lilies 1 Water Lilies 1
from $ 15
  • Fish 1 Fish 1
from $ 15
  • Sea Turtle 1 Sea Turtle 1
from $ 15
  • Fiddler Crab Fiddler Crab
from $ 15
  • Dragonflies 1 Dragonflies 1
from $ 15
  • Natural Abstract Natural Abstract
from $ 15
  • Barnyard Chickens Barnyard Chickens
from $ 15