Once I got the painting back from the dry cleaner, I had to finish it off-I took it to a client who is an excellent upholsterer and had him finish the edges, and adjust the mounting hardware brackets.  The final result is a hanging that is the largest Batik I have ever painted: approximately 78″ x 54″.  The painting has gone on to win the Congress Jewelers Award at the 2009 Southwest Florida Craft Guild’s “Exhibit of Excellence”, held at BIG Arts on Sanibel Island, Florida.

HavaTampa

The Batik painting "HavaTampa"

HavaTampa  Detail

close-up of the painting: HavaTampa

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