Cotinus coggyria, Japanese maple, Sweet Gum, blackberry, green carrot tops on silk dupioni, mordanted with alum and modified with iron liquor (rusty nails in vinegar). Lovely broken colour purple-brown from the Smokebush (cotinus c.) and sage greens from iron-modified carrot tops.
Detail of the panel:
Red cabbage as a background blue-violet dye colour to mix with the yellows from the blackberry leaves for greens. The panel evokes a blue sky with white clouds and fall leaves swirling by. A close-up:
The layered colours and forms are reminiscent of a windy, cool fall day. I love the near-transparent colours and shapes of the blackberry leaves against the “sky”.
The back of Sweet Gum leaf
And preparing for the next batch of eucalyptus prints: Silver Dollar (E. Cinerea) is soaking in a Moshe’s Kosher Pickle jar:
Now waiting for my shipment of silk and wool panels to arrive!