Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Hydrangea Sketch

Another flower sketch, trying to be loose with line and color.

Monday, July 21, 2014

A Rose Sketch from My garden

I took a photo with my iPad while watering the garden and used it to sketch this rose.  One of my goals this year is to focus on values/contrasts of light and dark, to leave some areas white.  My tendency is to paint everything with color.  I like the results. It helped that I took a workshop from RenĂ© Eisenbart a couple weeks ago and concentrated on painting white flowers.  I'll have more to share with you from this workshop in future posts.

Saturday, July 19, 2014


I'm taking "Sketchbookery" an online workshop with Mary Ann Moss.  I like her loose style with watercolors, drawing tools, lettering ideas and her sense of humor. She's offering the same class in December. Here's the sketchbook I made ready to sketch and play.

Front cover-
 Chevron stitched spine-
 Back cover-

Monday, July 14, 2014

Drunk with Love Wonky Log Cabin Quilt

It's been a couple months since my last blog post.  I'm here and creating.  My biggest project is finished and that's my first quilt.  I participated in an exchange with fifteen members of the Portland Art Collective.  Each person made a block with my strips of fabric.  It all came together for our picnic last week.  It's "My Garden" and is exciting to see it completed.  I learned a lot about piecing, color and pattern combinations.

Here's the piano key back-

Quilt label with key for who made each block-

All the quilts lined up at our picnic-