Caladiums in Color

I'm away from my studio for a while, in Charleston SC visiting my mom who is recovering gracefully from leg and hand surgery, so I thought I'd post some 'older' paintings while I'm here.

This caladium series was inspired by the bumper crop of these gorgeous plants that graced my garden a couple of years ago. It seemed that every time I looked, another variety had appeared! These were painted in batik technique, (i.e. many layers of wax and dye) on silk habotai. I tried to capture the vibrant delicacy of the leaves. My favorites are #6 and #7.

Deborah Younglao caladiums batik silk paintingCaladiums 4, 12 x 16. Dyes & wax on silk
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Deborah Younglao caladiums batik silk paintingCaladiums 5, 12 x 16. Dyes & wax on silk
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Deborah Younglao caladiums batik silk paintingCaladiums 6, 12 x 16. Dyes & wax on silk
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Deborah Younglao caladiums batik silk paintingCaladiums 7, 12 x 16. Dyes & wax on silk
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