Cyanotype and Watercolor
12″ x 9″ on paper, surrounded with white 16″ x 12″ acid-free matboard.
“Geranium One” is an original cyanotype with light touches of watercolor. Geraniums thrive in the direct sun in my Florida garden pushing out large clusters of dark red flowers.
Cyanotypes are one of photography’s oldest printing processes. The distinctive feature of its prints is its shade of cyan blue, which results from its exposure to ultraviolet light. I have used plants from my garden to block the UV-rays and create unique, botanical silhouettes. Additional chemicals, dyes, and watercolor are added to create a truly one-of-a-kind artwork.