Andi Perejda wrote:
I spent a very happy two hours painting in my garage this afternoon! Remember the deconstructed, screen-printed fabrics I made in the Kerr Grabowski workshop at the Quilter’s Studio in May? Well, I took one of them and added Setacolor transparent paints with a stencil brush and a stencil made from freezer paper. I don’t have a picture of the original fabric, but the 3 different sized circles were in shades of bright and yellow-green and also some indigo blues. They were definitely 2-dimensional, but not enough for a finished composition, I thought.
So I chose a light source (top, to the right side) and added shadows with dark blue paint and highlights with bright yellow paint. The circles have now become spheres with lots of depth. Some blank spaces left by the printing even disappeared! Here is the result:
Size is about 20″ x 27.” The next step will to be to add some applique work and some hand stitching. I have an indigo print that I may or may not use for a border.
I am also posting a photo taken of the design I created in Esterita Austin’s workshop at Sandy Turner’s retreat in May. My DH had taken a photo of a dingy at Morro Bay and I used this image to make this fabric design. I spent one day cutting fabrics and a second day painting highlights. The kelp is unfinished, as is the rope. Additional seaweed will be added along the right boat bottom edge, also.
I can’t wait to get back from teaching and work on these some more.