Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Quilted Painting

Okay here is my first quilted painting. As mentioned in a previous post, the drawing for the quilt was done by DJ Pettitt. I traced it onto muslin, painted it with Golden acrylics mixed with acrylic medium.

Painting on muslin has inspired me to try other surfaces. I painted this piece on canvas.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

New Paintings

These painting were done on muslin and painted with Golden and other acrylic paints. I drew the house paintings, and the picture of the woman was drawn from a sketch by DJ Pettit, I painted it. I am in the process of using the paintings in quilted wall hangings which I will be posting soon. Not very good at drawing yet, but it is a lot of fun and a definite stress reducer.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

New Art

My girlfriend and I have been getting together on weekends to create. She has shared a lot of techniques with me and I have shared a few as well. She (Lynda) can be credited with my new found love of painting. She shared some of her techniques as well as many that she learned from classes with DJ Pettitt and Misty Mawn. Here is her piece... Isn't it beautiful!! Here is one that I did this week on canvas using some of the techniques she shared.I am so hoping to be able to take a class from DJ Pettitt or Misty Mawn in the future, to experience their processes first hand. Well, back to painting.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

My new love

My girlfriend and I have been meeting on weekends to make art. It's been sort of an art drought since Art and Soul, so we decided to work together on weekends and share art ideas and techniques. Our first weekend, we worked on soldered pieces and last weekend, we worked on fabric painting. Although I have a good size fabric stash and acrylic paints, I never took the plunge into painting from a blank canvas. My initial piece was done from a tracing, but then I decided to draw some faces of my own. I had a bit of trouble with my facial coloring, but I must say, I had a ball. Here is one of my painted pieces and a sketch of another.

Today we are going to work on more painting and translucent transfers. Stay tuned.