Category Archives: Painted

Inspiration from photo filter

I have the Photo Lab app on my iphone that has lots of filters for pictures.  I took this picture of the aspen trees outside my window near the bird feeder.  There are a couple Steller Jays hanging out waiting for peanuts. 

Aspen Tree Photo
Aspen tree photo

Playing with the filters I made this picture.  It reminded me of a mosaic and needed to be made into fiber art. 

 

 

Photo with filter
Photo with filter

Here is the work in progress on my design wall with the photo inspiration along side.  I used my hand dyed and painted fabrics cut into irregular squares placed on black fabric. The jays were cut out of the black fabric.  

On the design wall
In progress on the design wall

Here is the final piece 17″ wide and 22″ tall.  I’m taking it over the the Gallery on Keystone Lake tomorrow if you want to see it in person. 

Steller Jay Mosaic
Steller Jay Mosaic

Delving into Instagram

My sister showed me how to post on Instagram the other day.  I wonder what she unleashed?  I posted pictures of a couple of my latest art quilts and linked that to Facebook.  Then I realized the Instagram photos are square, both of my pieces are rectangular.  So I thought I would show the difference here:

Autumn Shapes
Autumn Shapes 
Instagram photo of Autumn Shapes
Instagram photo of Autumn Shapes

This is the complete piece 36″ tall and around 26″ wide.  This art quilt was part of a challenge not to use measuring tools or a rotary cutter, my lines are pretty straight, considering.  I liked how just a few shapes could depict the fall day.

 

Below is the Instagram photo.

Fabric Painting Demo

This coming Saturday, July 23rd, I’m doing a fabric painting demonstration at The Art Gallery at Keystone Lake.   I’ll be there between 2 and 4 pm.

Last January I took a class from Patt Blair, this is her technique using Tsukineko Inks.  I’m also using her drawing method from a photograph that truly anyone could do!

Here are a couple pieces that I’ve already completed.  I’ll be working on new ones Saturday.

Three Boys
Three Boys
Alaska cove
Alaska cove