Painting the boats! Loved doing the white water.
Next the whole story…just got to wait for some good light so I can photograph the finished painting!
I struggled with the skyscrapers! So many windows! How to paint them?
I finally decided to use white to give just a hint of the windows. I used masking tape to allow me to sharpen the lines of the skyscrapers.
Now only the boats to go!
I finally decided to transfer the sketch to the canvas by positioning the sketch at the back of the canvas and shining a strong light from behind so I could trace the image. Then I built up layers of blue paint, two for the sky and three for the sea with a final layer of paint mixed with a thickening medium and applied with a palette knife to give texture and movement.
Check in again to see my struggle with the skyscrapers!
So we have been decorating and needed a new picture for the dining room. Hubby wanted a poster of one of his photos of Sydney. This proved harder to get than he imagined, so I said I would paint one!
This is the first installment of the process. Continue reading
Shamelessly showcasing all things denim in my shop! Such a wonderful, versatile, hard-wearing fabric. Where would we be now if it had not been developed? Continue reading
I made a quilted panel using the technique shown in this blog:-
Yesterday I found a half-finished project at the back of the drawer!
All those weeks ago I didn’t know what to do with it. How satisfying it was to instantly know how to complete it! And it turned out much better than I thought it would. Goes to show that it is good to sleep on a problem….many sleeps in this case!
A tote bag made from a silky green fabric, quilted and appliqued with Laura Ashley cotton, patchwork hexagons.