Sunday, October 5, 2008
This is the cornfield that I've done so far (it was the second one) that I don't really like. I think the colors are good, but the lines just don't work for me very well. I may need it someday though--the director of the art gallery at the college in town said that he was interested in doing a show of these pieces in the prairie studies department. In that case, I may need a bunch of them.
I haven't posted anything for months. Thats because my camera broke a few months ago and I had no pictures to post. I have made new stuff lately though. And now I have a camera to post it.
This is an image of corn fields (again) that I saw driving back from Des Moines last May after I'd dropped Eric at the airport. I've been working on it off and on ever since then, and here it is. I think this is as good as it is going to get.
Thursday, May 1, 2008
By the way--I painted on linen and then layered with netting and embroidery.
I have a box of shells that I picked up on the beach in San Fabian--in the Philippines when I was a missionary there. The beach was covered in large, beautiful shells, and that was just normal there--no one by me was excited. Anyway, I decided to do a picture of these shells in tutti-fruiti colors. I like my colors ok, but the composition is just not working yet. I will have to do something more for this picture. I will post it again someday if I finish it.
Monday, April 14, 2008
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Saturday, March 22, 2008
Monday, March 17, 2008
Sunday, March 9, 2008
Thursday, March 6, 2008
I signed up to take an on-line fiber arts class--my first one ever. It seems that most of the other students have blogs where they post progress on their artwork. So, I thought I'd do same.
This first bunch of pictures I am posting only because we are doing a fiber arts project based on fruits and/or vegetables. About seven years ago someone gave me the book by Diedre Scherer. See her website at http://www.dscherer.com/ She does amazing portraits using fabric, thread and her sewing machine. I was enamored of her thread painting technique for a few months before I realized that it really wasn't for me. I did a few large quilts and started on some smaller root vegetable quilts. But, as you can see, my root vegetables were not exactly amazing--and look worse close up-- (although I do kind of like the carrots) and I have never actually stuck them to a background and they've been sitting in my unfinished project drawer ever since.