Turquoise Battal art print by Daniela Easter. Our art prints are produced on acid-free papers using archival inks to guarantee that they last a lifetime without fading or loss of color. All art prints include a 1" white border around the image to allow for future framing and matting, if desired.
This one of a kind painting is produced in the traditional methods of Turkish Water Marbling. ... more
This one of a kind painting is produced in the traditional methods of Turkish Water Marbling.
Traditional Turkish Water Marbling involves the sprinkling of water-based paints onto a size or thickened water bath usually made of carrageenan or Irish Moss. The colours spread without mixing and designs are created by moving the layered paint on the water with handmade traditional tools such as a hand rake. A piece of treated paper is carefully put down on the water to absorb the paint and the paper is removed and rinsed to remove the size. It leaves behind the exact painting that was on the water. The papers are then dried and ironed for framing or for use in bookbinding or other arts.
Although an artist can try to produce a similar painting by using the exact same colours, in the exact same order, thinned to the exact same consistency and using the exact same manipulation techniques, it is impossible to replicate an Ebru painting exactly. The artist has no way of controlling w...
About Daniela Easter
As artists we are often asked what inspires us. I've always found this a difficult question, as the answer is infinite. My range of subject matter has always been varied from realistic portraits to completely abstract acrylics. I get bored easily and will change subjects regularly. Not until recently however, did I discover that in fact my subject matter is secondary to what truly inspires me: texture.
Not the texture of the actual objects or of my subject matter but the texture of the mediums that I work in. I will become overwhelmed with the feel of pencil on toothy paper, of painting in acrylics with my hands, of a hard edge of pigment on feather-soft watercolor paper. I will be lost in my mediums often for weeks or months at...