Monday, January 10, 2011

Art Quilt from Paint Rag

When I paint with Acrylics on canvas I use a technique of removing paint and building up layers.
I use old cotton bed sheets I save.
This  20X20 piece of cotton bed sheet had the best colors.
I looked at it all last summer thinking of what I saw.
In September I sat down at the sewing machine
and free hand added lines of threads
to bring out the landscape in my mind.
Tree's, a pond and sky emerged from the rag.
I  highlighted  with Derwent color pencils.
A pastoral setting emerged from the cotton.
This was the first piece sold in our Art League's fall  Art Show.
An artist  bought the cloth painting for a Christmas gift for a relative.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Sunday Morning Sky

We look out at the winter landscape  to see the bones of trees stark against the Sunday sky.
     The frozen pond with the  benches abandon  until summer comes.

              The Crows bench empty no time to gossip now.

Life is all memory except for the one present moment
that goes by so quick you  can hardly catch it going.
Tennessee Williams