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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Christmas in January

These are paintings for my Christmas cards for December of this year but created in January. The first is a pen & ink drawing done in a simple style. The next is a "yellow line" painting where the sketch or drawing is done by painting yellow lines through the leaves and petals so the lines make many new shapes. These shapes were then painted without a total reality color. The third painting is more realistic yet has an abstract quality with the petal and leaves painted negatively and the color allowed to drip into the white area below.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Evening Twilight

"Evening Twilight" is a an art quilt using watercolor to paint the fabric. The background was painted and dried. The small pieces were painted separately and then dried. Each piece was then affixed to the background fabric. Finally, the backing, the batting and the topic were sandwiched together and the whole thing machine quilted using the regular needle. Although it doesn't show in this photo, gold and silver was added to embellish the design.

Caribou Coffee Exhibit

Caribou Coffee in Anderson Township invited me to exhibit and the exhibit has lasted for 3 months. Due to be taken down at the end of January, it will be my last exhibit for a while. However, I continue to add more work to in-home studio.