Gum dichromate photographs in this portfolio are produced by color separating a digital image onto 3-4 different black and white negatives the same size as the print. One negative for each color, cyan, magenta, yellow and sometimes black. In the Desert Flowers prints a palladium print or cyanotype is used as the first layer on the paper. These photochemical layers give the image structure. One color and one layer at a time watercolor paint mixed with potassium dichromate is applied, exposed and developed. Once all primary colors are printed on top of the platinum or cyanotype layer a photograph mimicking natural color results. Each layer is a surprise and the resulting final print is a one of a kind image.