I am a painter who experiments with natural colors and pigments with a variety of resist techniques. I love to explore the outdoors, nature being a big influence. My paintings are created on paper with handmade dyes using methods and recipes, centuries old. Each work is hand-dipped into baths to capture and absorb color while using mordants and modifiers to ensure that they will remain true. There is a bit of chemistry, research about plants, and seasonal cycles in my process to find the origins of color. Natural color from plants and insects is a tradition that all cultures share worldwide! I love this about the process. Some paintings may capture memories about the day materials were collected, the floral and fauna I’ve come across, and a little nostalgia for times past represented in abstract dresses. In my work, I want to celebrate the environment and age-old traditions that are passed from one generation to the next.
You can find more about me, my process, and works for sale on my website: www.emaluna.com. Through June, I will be donating 10% of all sales to Second Harvest Heartland Food Bank – sharing the love with art for others in need. There are options for shipping, free delivery within the Twin Cities metro area, and curbside pick-up at the Northrup King Building by appointment.
Feathers with Indigo, Dahlia and Black Walnut
6" x 24" x 1 5/8" deep
Harvest | Fall Harvest with Goldenrod, Black Walnut and Indigo
Diptych- each panel is 6" x 24" x 7/8" deep
Double Breasted Cormorants
20” x 42” x 1 5/8"
30" x 40" x 1 5/8"
Cochineal Afternoon with Cochineal, Pomegranate and Goldenrod.
12" x 48" x 1 5/8"
Trumpeter Swan with Sumac Berries and Leaves, Black Walnut, Cochineal and Indigo
20" x 42" x 1 5/8"
Chasing Loons with Indigo, Myrobalan, Pomegranate, Black Walnut, Cochineal, and Iron
30" x 40" x 1 5/8"
Kestrel Flight with Ostrich Fern, Cochineal, Tara Pod and Colpe Amarillo
Diptych- each panel is 24" x 48"x 1 5/8"
Color Theory with Goldenrod, Black Walnut and Indigo
Diptych - each panel is 6" x 24" x 1 5/8"