|Wall Hanging by Jaynie Himsl|
|Wall Hanging by Jaynie Himsl|
|'Pink, Purple Petunias'|
Completed Textile Piece - Dyed fabric over-painted with thickened dyes.
|In The Studio|
|A Few Flowers Sketched In and the First Drop of Dye Added|
|Green Thickened Dye Being Painted|
|Details to the Flowers Being Added|
|The Painting is Done and is Ready for Curing|
*note the when washed, the piece will be slightly lighter so be sure to apply the darks, darker than you think.
Watercolour Study of 'Petunias in a Mason Jar'
|Start by wetting the jar an flowers. After the shine goes off the paper, drop in some light colour.|
|Once dry, paint in stems and identify where the leaves are. Start to define the focal area of the painting -the petunias that will have the most detail.|
|Negative paint to leave the lights of the jar. Be sure to simplify what you see so you don't get overwhelmed. Apply light washes of varied pinks and purples for flowers. Add dark centers. Create a suggestion of the jar sitting on something.|
|Add medium and darker tones for jar detail. Add more colour to the stems and leaves. Add details to flowers - paint some veins positively (darker) and some negatively (paint around the lights). Leave less detail in the blooms that are farther away to create the illusion of distance.|
|Janet Mayfield - 'Radiant'|
Fabric and Paper
|Janet Pearson - 'Snowboarding Makes Me Happy'|
|Leah Weinstein 'Family Eyes'|
After making her first quilt in 2001, quilts quickly became the focus of Leah's work, both as aesthetic explorations and utilitarian objects. More recently, Leah has returned to her interests in sculpture, exploring the relationship between art and utility in her graduate work. Influenced by handcrafted textiles, portable shelter, and minimalist sculpture, Leah continues to explore themes of materiality and embodiment through her work, whether quilted or sculptural. The self-portrait created for this show, titled Family Eyes, explores the internal experience of family connections through the traditional medium of the quilt."
|Sheila Falle - 'Self-Portrait'|
Not Quilted - Conceptual
|'Self Portrait' - Carol Hughes|
|'Self Portrait' - Heather Gates|
|'Self Portrait' - Jennie Brown|
|'Essence' - Rielle Oswald|
|The Millennium Park, the most gorgeous setting I've ever had for teaching watercolour. The shade of the pavilion kept the TAP ladies, their two helpers and myself comfortably out of the sun.|
|We are surrounded by so many flowers, that the subject of roses cascading over a white fence seemed perfect.|
|It was a fairly focussed lesson to get a painted card completed in the morning. I am thrilled with each one's result. Have a look below. All are delightfully different.|
Getting a lesson ready for tomorrow. Leaving the light values in a watercolour painting can be challenging for beginners so I thought to select a picture where the white could be masked out.
The chosen subject matter has to be easy enough to complete for beginners, yet result in a painting/card that is pleasing to create for the participants. This photo I took of roses cascading over a fence at Kaslo, BC, should be just right.
|Choosing a simple subject for a 1 1/2 hour lesson for beginners.|
|Mask the fence in order to easily leave the whites. Having several thicknesses of tape makes this process easier. Sponge on some pink and spritz it. Add dark to light green to the foreground.|
|Paint in some leaves using at least a medium and a dark green.|
|Add the background and when dry remove the tape.|
|Add some flowers and leaves draping over the fence.|
|Add details to the roses, grasses in front of the fence and shadows to the white of the fence. A card is completed. I hope it goes as well tomorrow at the park.|
|Reference Photo; Soda Soaked Fabric, Thickened dyes.|
Hand (dye) Painted Textile