In this second piece, I did the same thing with blue and green dye, then, because the center was so dark, I screened it with some thiox to remove some of the black. When I look at it in person, I don't see much of the brown you see here.
I was thinking about these 2 pieces when I read Elizabeth Barton's blog this morning, http://elizabethbarton.blogspot.com/ , and as usual, she got me to reevaluating what I am doing here. I need to remind myself these are a means to an end, and I need to focus more on what the finished piece should be. I started looking at my Costa Rica pictures again, looking for something I would like to abstract.
How about this curvy root above,
Or the round fruit?, or a section of this spiky thing below?
I turned all these images into black and white, and am playing around with the saturation. Then I think I will trace some of the lines onto tracing paper to see what I come up with.