I just finished the door today. There are stairs, ground, and bottom of building to paint. The bumpy knobs on the door I feel turned out the way I wanted them to! I took a lot of squinting and using the camera on my cell phone to make sure I got it right. I could not get it like this without the modern tools.
Why squint and use the camera? When I am painting, I am right on top of each stroke and don’t tend to see the results of my painting from a viewers stand point. There are many ways to view the art in progress in a “viewers” eye. Squinting is one (be careful of this, I have a headache and eye pain which will go away with some well deserved rest), cell phone camera, and step back from the art piece about 20 feet.
Hope you enjoy it!
I’m starting a new quilt which will hopefully accepted into a National Quilt Show (s) this year.
I’ll share the story behind the quilt when I finish. This blog is to show you my process and my thinking.
Papa’s Door will be a painted whole cloth art quilt. I started with a traced image as my usual process and added the squares around it to resemble Italian tiles. The original photo was a plain stucco wall. To add interest to the quilt, I decided to add the “tile” look. Frixion pens are my favorite fabric marking tools. They stay on for as long as you want, thin line is formed, and iron off easily. I have found that on dark fabric the pen leaves a white line which can be removed with laundry soap quite easily.
I started painting the squares (tiles). It took me two days with a total of about 10 hours to finish painting the tiles. Very peaceful and relaxing to do!In the bottom right of this photo, you can see that I ironed some of the marks away. The bottom photo shows more lines being removed.
I am still working on the painting part of the fabric, so I was afraid to iron more of the lines and have my lines disappear!! YIKES!!!
I don’t know if this technique is out there, but I love doing it! I would love to read your comments!
This is a little slide show presentation showing how the painting process changes the quilt and brings it alive. Hope you enjoy it!
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I’m very excited to present to you my first piece in the Buffalo/Niagara Region Series. This is Michigan Street. It is mounted onto a painters canvas and has a hanging wire for easy hanging.
I am working on three other quilts at this time to add to this collection. In 2017 or 2018, I hope to have an exhibit at the Carnegie Art Center in North Tonawanda. More information on that will follow!
This is my new art work. Please click on Canoe Wall hanging to view the listing!
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