It all started with a migraine.
I was in a life drawing class and my brain slowly ceased to function. It became stuck on the woman’s knobbly spine and the way it looked like the knobbly leaves of my orchid cactus.
This is my migraine painting.After this I started working with images of dancers and incorporating them into the cactus. The sketches were all black and white as I was in a print-making class at the time and colour printing was way beyond my skill level.
Large pastel drawing of the cactus and swirling dancers.
The final litho print.A chalk sketch of the same.
The flower of the Queen of the Night, an orchid cactus that blooms only at night. By next morning there is just the brown bedraggled remains of the evening’s beauty. I had to get up very early to catch this!
More of my paintings at https://elizabatz.wordpress.com/gallery-of-paintings/