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.
The time has arrived! This is day 2 of a one month sojourn of painting in the Rocky Mountain Foothills. Excitement and trepidation are two of the feelings I've had, thinking about this much anticipated event. Following in the footsteps of former Canadian artists I have admired, I wonder if I can measure up. Not so much painting skill wise, as we are all on our own artistic journey but rather I wonder if will I have the fortitude to maintain the focus necessary to paint continuously? Somehow I've always imagined this is what it takes to be real artist. After one month will I feel the same? Will I stay focused all month?
Day 2 Painting on Location
Photo of the wind tortured tree trunks I've been thinking about painting all year.
Today I turned my paper to a landscape orientation to capture the various layers of the scenery. At some future date, I plan to interpret some of my paintings onto fabric by painting with dyes. With that in mind I want to be cognizant of patterns in the landscape.
With this month's blog posts, I hope I will inspire you to start planning your own creative retreat as A. M. did for me.
To Win a Watercolour Sketch painted in the Rocky Mountain Foothills: comment on my blog or a Facebook posts during Sept 2015. I will make the draw the first week in October. Good luck!