Monday, August 16, 2010

Painting Workshop on DVD

Recently, I purchased the DVD "Painting Fabric for Wholecloth Quilts" taught by artist and instructor Judy Coates Perez. Her work is completely amazing so when it arrived in the mail I could not wait to give it a try.
I have been playing with textile paints for a little while and really enjoy the process, but thought it was time for a lesson.
Along with the instructional video, you also receive a download of an image that can be used in this project. Once I had the outlines traced, I painted in the background.Next, I worked on the foliage, flowers and little flying creatures.
Here is the finished piece. (These photos were taken under different light conditions. The finished piece is most close to the true colours.)

I choose to work with different colours than what was on the sample. I thought I might learn more by not simply copying Judy's work exactly. The piece you see here measures a mere 7.5" square. I definitely want to attempt this on a larger scale.
Earlier this summer I took an on-line colour theory workshop offered by Judy and was delighted to find that I was able to apply what I learned from that in completing this exercise.

This was just so much fun! I may leave this one alone and do another that I will quilt.

15 comments:

Sherry said...

Great job well done. I love your colour combo.

Caryl W said...

that is so awesome!!!

upstateLisa said...

wow! doubly awesome!

Quilt Hollow said...

I find myself repeating all the time here about your artistry! Sorry...but it must be said you are quite an artist and amaze me!!

Quilt or Dye said...

Thanks for the information regarding the DVD. I can't afford them all and always love a heads up for one worth buying.

Needled Mom said...

Gorgeous!!!

Clare Wassermann said...

wow this is wonderful - I think you can make some marvellous soft furnishings this way

SewCalGal said...

Brilliant. Love what you created. And thank you for the insights on this DVD. I'll check it out.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Robbie said...

Your piece turned out great. I love Judy's work and her DVD is awewsome as well..helps to have taken her color theory class as well. good for you!!

Quilter Kathy said...

How fabulous! My eye focused in on the bee, since I seem to be "bee obsessed" these days...love it!

Diane J. Evans said...

Love it, love it, love it!! I'm especially drawn to the crispness of your images -- you have such a wonderful knack of achieving that with paint. This little bird really speaks to me -- he has such life!

Diane

Carol said...

Looks fabulous. You could stretch it over a wood frame and hang it.

orchidlover said...

It's fabulous

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Sharon said...

Very impressive! And isn't it fun to be able to take what you learned from one class and apply it to another? This really is a beauty. I love your little butterfly!

Ariane said...

Wow!! This is amazing!!!

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