Continuing the steps of painting my abstracted peonies (previous post) with more wax and dye. Even though I have my design drawn on the silk with a pencil, it's by now it's pretty hard to make it out underneath all the layers! I'm doing a lot of guessing, but it's gratifying to see petal shapes being formed.
Here I'm done with the flowers and the whole paintings are covered in wax and the wax cracked. I've painted dye over the cracks but you really can't see it because of the wax. All will be revealed when the wax is removed!