|In The Holly We Can Build a Snowman|
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Sunday, October 19, 2014
When I was in Calgary this summer, I went to a fabric shop called Out of Hand. I saw their monthly sample of "Bertie's Winter" wall hanging - by Folk Art Designs. The finished size should be 28" x 34". So I naturally signed up. There were four packages/parts - total of 5 designs that make up the wall hanging. They supplied the pattern & material - I did the cutting, appliquéing and some basic embroidery. The first 4 are ready - 1 more to embroider and then I can put them together. Then buttons & beadwork will be added.
Hopefully I can get it ready before the first snowfall.
Oops, just realized that I forgot to fix the star in Skating Around before I put it together...
Thursday, October 16, 2014
October 11th was a workshop at the Gimli Art Club on Acrylics & Oils given by Melanie Rocan. We were supposed to illustrate a piece of fabric. Started with the background in acrylics - blending purples, reds, whites, etc. Let it dry over the lunch hour. After lunch, we were to use oils (water based oils) on top. I tried to create the fabric pattern - but started using the fan brush and mostly blended all the colours in. Created a very abstract look - tried to get a picture, but came out too dark - will try another, brighter, time.
She had us work on developing our 'strings' of colour - mixing up the colours before starting the painting. Painting using the analagous colour wheel and complementary colours and the triad on the colour wheel.
My Apple - looking at the various tones, using only red, blue & yellow mixings.
My Rooster - what can I say...