I like to make all kinds of quilts, from postcard to king-size. I have a Gammill longarm quilting machine, several domestic sewing machines, and also work with a Babylock Embellishing machine. In the past few years, I have tried my hand at painting with watercolors and art journaling. I also throw in a little nature photography and the occasional travel or grandchild pictures. Thanks for stopping by!
Sunday, November 1, 2015
Maple Leaf Studies
Yesterday I practiced painting maple leaves. What could be prettier this time of year?
Influenced again by artist Bob Burridge, I am trying do series of paintings. I brought in some maple leaves from the yard and put them up on the drawing board with some 5" x 7" papers.
I sprayed some watercolor paint to get the mottled effect.
On the next one you can see the drips from the painting above it on the board. I kind of like it!
I think I got the colors right, but feel like the paintings are a bit overworked. I think I will try it again, and seek a lighter touch.