Indigo

I work with Indigo, a living dye, often incorporating encaustic, acrylic or mixed media. My approach is to coax the dye to dance upon the canvas or panel, manipulating the process to produce designs organically, letting the natural beauty of the Indigo speak for itself. 

Synchronicity 1
Synchronicity 1

Indigo, Encaustic and Resin on Canvas. 36" x 36"

Synchronicity
Synchronicity

Indigo, Encaustic and Resin on Canvas. 36" x 36"

Fluid Light
Fluid Light

Indigo, Encaustic and Resin on Canvas. 24" x 18"

String Theory Horizon
String Theory Horizon

Indigo, acrylic, string and resin on canvas. 20" x 16"

~SOLD~String Theory Vanishing Point
~SOLD~String Theory Vanishing Point

Indigo, Encaustic, Twine and Resin on Board. 24" x 18"

String Theory Beach
String Theory Beach

Indigo, acrylic, string and resin on canvas. 20" x 20" 2016 Currently on exhibition, Edmonds, WA.

Currents
Currents

Indigo and acrylic on canvas. 40" x 30"

Splash
Splash

Indigo, Acrylic and Resin on Canvas. 36" x 24"

San Juan 1
San Juan 1

Indigo, Acrylic and Resin on Canvas. 24" x 18"

Water Dragon
Water Dragon

Indigo, Encaustic and Resin on Canvas. 14" x 11"

White Dragon
White Dragon

Indigo, Encaustic and Resin on Board. 24" x 24"

Godzillla
Godzillla

Indigo, Encaustic and Resin on Canvas. 14" x 11"

Koi
Koi

Indigo, Encaustic and Resin on Board. 24" x 24"

Creature
Creature

Indigo, Encaustic and Resin on Board. 24" x 24"

Sea Swirl
Sea Swirl

Indigo on canvas. 10" x 10"

Sea Spiral
Sea Spiral

Indigo and resin on canvas. 10" x 10"

Vortex
Vortex

Indigo and Resin on Board. 18" x 18"

Orbit
Orbit

Indigo, Acrylic and Resin on Board. 24" x 24"

Celestial Rings
Celestial Rings

Indigo, Acrylic and Resin on Board. 18" x 24"

Ocean's Frolic
Ocean's Frolic

Indigo, acrylic, resist and resin on canvas. 20" x 16"

The Heart Wants...
The Heart Wants...

Indigo and Resin on Canvas. 11" x 14"

Angel in Indigo
Angel in Indigo

Indigo, Encaustic and Resin on Board. 14" x 14" 2016 ~Artist's Collection~ Focus on fluidity of movement during wax application allowed for a delightful emergence of form after the board enjoyed a lengthy interaction with the dye, which produced some of the deepest, richest indigo blues yet. The bold, strong depth of color provides the perfect backdrop for the 'figure' to dance upon.

Trinity
Trinity

Indigo with Resin on canvas. 12" x 12" The magnificent effects the indigo created within this painting are a wonderful confluence of dye, movement and the unpredictability of the moment.

Electric Blue Tranquility
Electric Blue Tranquility

Indigo on canvas. 30" x 40" I love freedom of movement within this painting. Drawing on my dance background, I translated artistic thought into fluid movement, allowing them to speak themselves into existence on my canvas. I relish the soft, gentle blues, balanced with the intensity of the bold white lines, a space where energy & serenity coexist in harmony.

Artist's Choice

Sometimes everything coalesces to deliver results both unique and extraordinary. Paintings awarded the distinction of "Artist's Choice" are branded with a wax seal on the back and come with a certificate.

The Process

Watch a quick video on the process of Indigo dipping.