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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Barn Painting

"Barn" on the left is a watercolor painting of a barn in Ohio.

"Barn Batik" is a watercolor batik using the watercolor painting on the left for the pattern. Watercolor batik is done on Oriental rice paper, with melted wax, and watercolor paper. Each color is done in succession after waxing the shape.

"Barn Quilt" is an art quilt using the original watercolor for the pattern. Each section was first fused to the background color (purple) and each piece was machine quilted using the technique called "free motion quilting." The quilt was then bound with material and hung with a rod inserted through a fabric sleeve. The finished size is 19" x 23"