I knew beets would have a strong color, but I didn't know how luscious and captivating it was. So, I just started cutting slices and pressing firmly into the paper.
The stems and leaves were very striking. Such a vivid heather green with veins a sultry dark magenta.
Coming soon to my sketchbook; heather green and dark magenta.
A whirlwind of a color combination!
I also dyed some PFD fabric to see how the beet color looked on the fabric. I didn't let in soak too long and it became a faint rose pink. Still beautiful!
prints on paper
more prints on paper
Print and slice. Print and slice. The magenta juice resting on the knife's edge was scraped carefully onto the stained paper, saving all she could. She wanted to study this color more and more. It was true, she just found another color she couldn't live without.
getting back to my roots on this artist holiday-