Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Bedtime and The Little Cottage Garden

A new drawing series on fabric... based on bedtime rituals. (this was my son's idea and a very good one at that!) I'll show more as they progress. They are on fat quarter size fabric.

Here are a few more drawings and painting on fabric. (a la Turtlemoon) I decided to do a fat quarter size because the larger piece is fun but a little daunting for a first - timer in this medium. (although I'm not quite sure what I'll do with the fat quarter size... ?make a quilt based on a theme? ) This really is such a fun way to work. The drawings are not meant to be perfect and definitely not 'precious' or careful. The text is in a 'free write' style... not planned or copied from any preparations but spontaneous. The work is engrossing, exhilarating and in a way, exhausting!

I'll be adding another layer of color to the 'dirt' and a few other areas. There's a learning curve with this paint (jacquard color paint) - hoping it's possible to glaze!


tangled sky studio said...

so cool brenda. i love the colors you are using. i know you mentioned a learning curve but it's as if your painting just stumbled onto fabric...in other words i really like them!

artslice said...

:) Thank you, Beth! I'm having an obscene amout of fun switching mediums.