July 27, 2017

Piping Hot!

Sewing together bias strips for what seems like miles of piping for the pillow and bench cover...  (The fabric looks grayish in the photo, but in reality it's a light blue...photo taken with my i-watch)



July 26, 2017

All Stacked Up...

We're having our master bedroom painted in a couple of weeks.  It seemed a good time to freshen up the decor.  I found a set delightful "seersucker" window panels at TJMaxx.  I cut it up and made a bedskirt and two pillows shams.  I also found another coordinating white fabric in the closeout section at JoAnn fabrics - a couple of more pillow shams...I've only spent $50 thus far - happy about that.  I still need to cover the bench seat and one more pillow...I found some beautiful blue and white on sale at JoAnns too - that's what I'll work on next...


July 12, 2017

Hand Painted...

Sometimes it's hard to know when to stop painting.  In this case, it was easy.  As soon as things started getting "dirty" and messy, I knew I was tired and it was definitely time to call it quits.

There are things I love about this piece and some I don't - that's oil painting - at least in my world.  What did I learn from this painting - that I have a lot to learn!  Perhaps I should have used a larger brush for the petals...remembering my light source -aaack always a problem for me!  I tried different techniques - palette knife for one...it's a process.  I love/hate it all!  If you paint, you get it...



July 11, 2017

Enough with the grapes already!

I'm growing weary of painting fruit - it makes me hungry!  I need practice on painting flowers...

There are no flowers...yet...give me another day!



July 6, 2017

Pear and Grapes...

I'm working hard to improve my brush technique without making a big mess...wet on wet is not easy.
Also, being loose with the strokes...more painterly, I hope!









July 2, 2017

Yellow Bird (2)

This small painting (12x12) is now complete.  I really like how she turned out...must talk to her about her posture, however.  Sit up straight girl!