WWM: Day 6 Crazy Quilts

Finally moved from the postcards to the Hahnemühle Watercolour Journal
and got serious about these quilt studies.  Seems I love painting them!
Maybe I’ll do many squares to sell!
This one didn’t turn out quite as well as I’d liked…
It is a matter of getting to know the ink in my inked pens on this paper.

Love this one.  Showing in each of these the underpainting,
I’ve been experimenting with inks for stitches.
I also used waterproof Super5 Frankfurt ink and
Noodler’s Lexington Grey Ink for contrast
under the Da Vinci Sap Green of the field.

And I used Fineline Masking Fluid to allow for the white to have some of the
stitches pop with color…  I love this square!.

The Spread, ready for notes in my journal!

The actual quilt I’ve been painting!

“Paint as you like and die Happy!”

Want to join in the fun?
Use the hashtag #WorldWatercolorMonth
when you post your drawing on any platform,
and add your watercolor to the gallery!
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hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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14 Responses to WWM: Day 6 Crazy Quilts

  1. your crazy quilt watercolors are just fabulous!! Happy PPF!


  2. These are amazing – what a fab way to create art! Happy PPF from Number 16 😀


  3. Christine says:

    Love your quilt art, my goodness, lovely.


  4. Being a quilter as well as an artist, I really enjoyed your post today. Great way to honor both talents.


    • I’m working on more this month…
      They are so much fun to do.
      I will do a process post about them!
      I visited your blog — How old were you when you published your novel?
      I am writing one too!


  5. Tracey says:

    These are absolutely amazing, from art work to composition they are outstanding. I love painting on fabric.. Thank you for sharing over at PPF.
    Creative wishes Tracey


  6. Beth says:

    I love crazy quilts. I used to sleep under one my Grandma Bray sewed. I would trace the different pieces of cloth and wonder what stories they might have to tell. I love your crazy quilt watercolors. They are lovely.


  7. NatashaMay says:

    fabulous! love the real ones and painted ones


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