Mendel’s Garden VI, 1999
To create many of her works, Kraft employs a combination of watercolor, sumi ink, gouache, and frisket. She typically begins with a watercolor freely painted, then produces a second dimension of pattern by masking the surface with frisket (a resist material). Additional structures are added with sumi ink. Finally, Kraft uses gouache to augment and adorn the surface of the painting.