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!”
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Hahnemühle Watercolour Journal, Fineline Masking Fluid,
Noodler’s Lexington Grey Ink and Super5 Frankfurt ink in Pentel Aquash waterbrushes.
(I swear, almost every inked pen I own was used!)
Lamy Vista with Nemosine Aeolis Palus Red ink,
Lamy Vista with with Platinum Citrus Black ink,
Lamy Vista with with Monteverde Californian Teal ink,
Lamy Al-Star with Robert Oster Jade ink,
Lamy Al-Star with Diamine Ancient Copper ink,
Lamy Al-Star with Diamine Blue Velvet ink,
Lamy Al-Star with Diamine Grey ink,
TWSBI ECO 1.1stub with Rohrer & Klingner Alt-Goldgrun ink,
Jinhao with Goulet 1.1 stub nib with Diamine Regency Blue ink,
Pilot Metropolitan with Platinum Cassis Black ink or Platinum Lavender Black Ink,
Pilot Metropolitan with Solar Storm 1859 ink,
Pilot Metropolitan with Nemonsine Solar Storm 1859 ink,
Pilot Metropolitan or Lamy LX pen with De Atramentis Tobacco ink,
Conklin Duragraph w/ 1.1 Stub with Super5 Australia ink,
Pilot Metropolitan with Super5 Frankfurt ink,
and a few watercolors… Da Vinci, JazperStardust, PfeifferArt, Sennelier, Holbein, MGraham and DS Primatek watercolors, and Daniel Smith Watercolors.
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That annoying loud-mouth editor/critic in your head? GONE! How great would that be?
your crazy quilt watercolors are just fabulous!! Happy PPF!
Thanks Linda! Happy PPF!
These are amazing – what a fab way to create art! Happy PPF from Number 16 😀
Happy PPF to you too and thanks!
Love your quilt art, my goodness, lovely.
Thank you Christine!
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!
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
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.
I love them too. I see a man’s tie, a woman’s party dress, and wonder where they wore them! And those lovely silk flowers they must have used for special occasions.
fabulous! love the real ones and painted ones