Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Playing with paint

If you're a fiber artist or quilter, you may be tired of seeing my trials with the new Silks paint. I'm kind of percolating ideas right now and playing some with paints.
This morning while doing my laps at the salt water pool, I was thinking about how I might use the new paints on a watercolor I did yesterday. I wasn't particularly pleased with it, so I thought it couldn't hurt to try out the silks on it. I'm still having trouble preserving the highlights and I don't have any maskit nor can I buy it in town. Each exercise is a lesson learned at least.

Then, this afternoon, I finally got the courage to cut into this piece of fabric and add some paint to it.
I lost a bit of control over how the paint spread. In the picture you may notice the pins where I've added some tulle in the foreground.
By tomorrow, I may make a couple of changes. In case it's not obvious, I'm thinking of moons or celestial bodies in space, so I plan to add lots of sparkle with Angelina fibers and beads.

13 comments:

Mary Ann said...

The moons over an alien planetscape:)

Linda said...

Can't wait to see what you do with this.

elle said...

I'm thinking you are doing very well with the new silks. Good start on the fabric as well.

imquilternity said...

Love the apple painting!! So lovely.

Sheila said...

Interesting , can't wait to see this work as it progresses more,I love the apple !

M-R said...

Beautiful apple! Can't wait to see what you do with that painted cloth.

Jennifer McLean said...

both your silk and your journal painting is so gorgeous. If I weren't allergic to apples I'd totally take a bite!

VonnyK said...

Your journal page is beautiful, the colours are wonderful.
Love your fabric painting, would love to see it when it's finished.
Von.

Currie Silver said...

I love the colour and whatever all is happening along your Journey. You've shared it so generously...

I think that one of the hardest things I have had to realise as an artist [and a human] is that the way to have the most fun is to give up trying to control.

Neesie said...

It’s so exciting experimenting and using new ideas...who knows what will appear...that's true creativity ;D

I adore painting on silk so will look forward to seeing this piece finished...just have fun! :D

Tracey Fletcher King said...

They are quite moonlike... and I really love your leaves in your top piece... they are beautifully handled...xx

Alice said...

you have lots of pretty things here!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love your art journal page and what you've done on the silk piece thus far. Blessings!