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White Rhododendron

Dyes on Silk

White Rhododendron


This rhododendron is called Improved Fragrantissimum, a wonderfully scented plant grown by a grower friend of ours. It was hung in a gallery show, nicely spotlighted, and twice birds flew into the gallery to get to the "flowers". Very sincere compliments, indeed! The white blooms make dramatic subject matter with the bright yellow blotch and the shadows in the petals. I am especially pleased with the quilted appearance of the leaves that I was able to achieve with alternating dye and resist layers. Here you see the highlights of light bluish color reflected from the sky in contrast with the dark teal and black background. This painting is on a two page chapter introduction in Susan Moyer's book, Silk Painting for Fine Art and Fashion.

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