WATERCOLOUR AND TEXTILE ARTIST: Eileen Gidman hand paints one of a kind textiles with dyes. The resulting fabrics are washable and suitable for sewing or framing.
Watercolour paintings are also featured on this blog by this member of the Federation of Canadian Artists.
6 1/2" Dye Painted Cotton Square
by Eileen Gidman
Coordinating 6 1/2” square
The Creston Valley, where I live is
full of cherry trees and this pair of textile pieces represents the
harvest yet to come this year.
Artistic licence allowed me to
create different compositions than are really true to life. Normally,
we see cherries surrounded almost entirely by the green of the
leaves. Using red and green complementary colours alone I didn't think would convey what I was after - the warm
summer days at cherry picking season. Surrounding the cherries with
big blue sky is meant to achieve that. What do these little images suggest to you?