Friday, January 21, 2011

Dress #26 Butterflies and Grey Chiffon Ruffles

I used these leaves for dress #26.
If anyone knows this plant's name, do add it in the comments.
Here's a closer view of the plant and its small purple flowers,
living as a shrub in partial shade in south Florida.

Dress #26 was made with only one kind of leaf, from this neighborhood plant, with a lot of water in the paint. I layered butterflies and leaves, and many greys and blues with a touch of purple-pink. The bodice is so delicate, it seems to be the perfect dress for fairies.

Waist detail.

Skirt details.

So fragile.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Dress #14 Red Gown with Gold

A couture gown
printed with the smallest, delicate leaves
in red and gold.
A gestural sketch, small size (6"w. x 15.5"ht.),
on a long vertical of beige paper.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Dress # 27 Oriental Red Dress

It's really hard to photograph this dress,
but you can get an idea of it.
It's really special.
It has a lot of gold which shimmers.
I used the leaf shape symetrically.

Close-up of the edge with "resurrection fern" prints.

Another close-up that really shows
the beautiful texture in the red Asian paper.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Dress #28 Spring Colors

The paper is white Asian paper with delicate silver threads
which are not visible in the photo.
Note the waist made with
the movement of Spanish moss.


Monday, January 3, 2011

Dress #30 Swirls of Ferns

This dress was made with a rainforest fern, an ivy leaf, and flowers and acrylic paint.
It has highlights of sea blue glitter paint
which shine in person, but here
you can barely see, even if you click on the photo.

I wanted the same movement I saw
in a Marc Jacobs runway dress recently.
I love the result.
The feel of this dress is wonderful.
Check out the color threads in the Asian paper.


Friday, October 22, 2010

Dress #21 Jewel Colors and Butterflies

Jewel colors of reds, purples, greens, and some yellow: leaf prints on a very delicate pink-white Asian paper 25 x 37". Flower prints from the caladendron tree make the top bodice.

Close-up of waist, a beautiful mosaic.


Sunday, October 17, 2010

Dress #20 Dress of Leaves

Layers of leaves in blues, greens, and touches of gold on paper printed with a gray leaf design.

Close-up of skirt.

Close-up of waist.