Sunday, September 21, 2014

Painting on Dupioni

Here are my latest two pieces.  One is a  new composition and one is one  I have painted so many  times, in so many different colors,  it is possible I could  paint one with my eyes closed.  Mind you, I am not complaining.  They sell, which is what I keep telling myself when I am painting and quilting  6 of them one right after the other.  This one will be my display sample for the pattern I sell for this design.  It's a beginning fabric painter's project.  One that does not seems to challenging for a first try.  
.  I'll be off to Jacksonville on Wednesday.  It is a three day show with preview night on Wednesday which should make for a long day.   , so I have been a little busy organizing and taking inventory of what I have on hand to sell. 
Someone asked if I am still using watercolor paints and soy milk.  Yes I am.  My color palette has changed somewhat and that might account for the more vibrant colors, plus, painting the background complimentary colors  enhances the foreground colors too.  I think too that just doing them has made me a better painter and given me a better understanding of how the colors work together.
I showed you this piece in the last post but here it is quilted.

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Quilting done,

sleeves made and waiting to be sewn on as well as hand stitching the facing down. .  I am waiting for the acrylic paint that I use to add the stamens to dry.
This piece measures 16.5" x 20.5"
Not sure that I will get around to quilting much on this piece below before I leave town next week, but I will try get it sandwiched.  I am speaking to and teaching a workshop for the Garden State Quilters Quilt.  I think they meet in Chatham, NJ.  If you are in the area, contact them to see what you have to do to attend my talk and trunk show.  Not sure if there are still openings in the workshop.
It is always good to come home to something you left in progress.  It keeps you from standing in you studio looking about for something to do to get back to the life you left.