Wednesday, June 30, 2010

New work

I don't usually post photos that are not art related. But I have these three miniature Angus steer in my pasture and I couldn't help recording and posting this. They don't look too tiny to me!

Oil painting of my barn road and gate, still unfinished. Drying time, you know.

Paint on fiber. Actually, Caran d'Ache watercolor crayons on Pima cotton to create an ethnic image for a challenge.

Paint on fiber silkscreened on Pima cotton for a piece I'm creating to add to an upcoming challenge.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Penciled Peaches

After all that fabric dying the last couple of weeks, I haven't had enough energy to do much. So tonite I put pencil to paper to capture the image of the first peaches I purchased this season. I used Caran d'Ache watercolor pencils on soft press watercolor paper and I planned to soften the image with water, but I like it the way it is.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Art = Paint and Fiber

Sonoma Grasses

I made the 4 little pieces as a color exercise in a Liz Berg design class based on a Liz Berg design.I really liked the way the different color ways gave each piece a different feeling. I liked them so much I decided to mount them together on 12 x 36 canvas that I painted with acrylics. This piece will be exhibited at the Sprint show next month.

I also finished some oil paintings I had critiqued and started a new one. I wish I had more time to paint, but it's hard to do it all!

I've spent the last couple of weeks dying fabrics. I ironed 20 fat quarters one day, dyed more and just washed out 3 loads today. This sure tires me out.

I'm teaching two newbies how to dye tomorrow. Then going to play cards with friends. I'm attending several art demos this weekend so I'll stay a busy girl. Not enough time to do all I want!

Happy Birthday Mag!

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Fabulous Fiber

Want bright?
Some of the fabrics painted with Jacquard DynaFlo in Liz Berg's workshop.

I added metallic to give it a little bling.

I believe this is out of focus, but you get the idea.

This might mix with some shibori-dyed pieces I've been hoarding. All of these pieces and more are painted on a very supple Pima cotton from Dharma and they still have a soft hand. They are for wall art.