Sunday, September 30, 2012
This was a garden gate at a villa we stopped at to have lunch. It was the best food I ever ate. and the grounds were lovely.
While I was on the trip two ladies told us they were award winning painters, but never painted a stroke. I thought it was rather odd, but they said they would paint when they got home. I now suppose that is a valid argument. I didn't paint anything after I got home until now and I have been mining my photos for subjects to paint. I'm glad I painted while I was there on location, but I am having a ball painting from the photos here at home as well.
By the way, I have also been doing a bit of sewing. I will share that when I return from a visit to Sara's. I think you will like the project.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
I have been taking a water color painting class at the local senior center on Thursday nights.
On Saturday I went into my "studio" to do some home work and started painting. It was so much fun that I kept going and spent most of the next three days painting and listening to audio books. Two books later this is what I have done. I painted from photos I had taken this past year.
Monday, September 17, 2012
Sunday, September 16, 2012
What did I learn? How to soften hard edges, how to bring back some of the white paper, how to pay close attention to the pattern of the wings. (They are off here and there, but I tried) I will keep you posted on any progress I make.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Quilts Inc. (Houston) has asked me to submit some class suggestions for
Long Beach Quilt Show next summer. In trying to figure out what to submit
I came across these hand painted satin roses. So I worked for a few hours
re-remembering (is that a real word?) how to do them and then speeding up
the process. I used Jacquard Green Label silk dyes and set them while they
were still damp. It worked! I can easily teach painting the satin for the petals, and
then making a rose in a 3 hour time period.
Of course my old stand by "Microwave Dyeing" will also be submitted, plus "Scrappy
Cloth 1,2,3" and perhaps a couple of other things. I really need to get some new
classes together for 3 hour blocks of time.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Monday, September 3, 2012
It feels great to be working again.