Fay Helfer

hallierosetaylor asked: What medium is it on the woodblocks for those herbs? They are beautiful!

Thanks! it’s pyrography (wood burning) and natural pigments (indigo and turmeric to make green, and a touch of pastel and gold leaf)

The Scarborough Fair herbs - Pyrography, indigo, turmeric and gold on cedar blocks

The Scarborough Fair herbs - Pyrography, indigo, turmeric and gold on cedar blocks

Sage … guess what’s next?

Sage … guess what’s next?

happy dog

happy dog

whut

whut

lil geranium leaf

lil geranium leaf

Vanilla Nymph, slow progress

Vanilla Nymph, slow progress

Here’s ‘Datura’ final - pyrography and pigments: malachite, turmeric, indigo, hibiscus and cochineal. Prints coming soon

Here’s ‘Datura’ final - pyrography and pigments: malachite, turmeric, indigo, hibiscus and cochineal. Prints coming soon

Vanilla Nymph WIP sketch/woodburn/paint stage

Vanilla Nymph WIP sketch/woodburn/paint stage

'Silphium II' woodburning, bone char, turmeric, indigo, tannin, coffee and cochineal on poplar. The 1st sister piece to this one is available in the originals section of my shop- fayhelfer.com

'Silphium II' woodburning, bone char, turmeric, indigo, tannin, coffee and cochineal on poplar. The 1st sister piece to this one is available in the originals section of my shop- fayhelfer.com

Started painting a Neil

Started painting a Neil