Tuesday, February 21, 2012

New Landscape Scene: Step by Step

I've chosen a photograph of the Colorado Monument in Grand Junction for a medium large art quilt. The first layer of color is warm reds and earth tones, like the gorgeous rock formations themselves.
(The Monument is a well kept secret, right next to Grand Junction. We go every year to hike and taste wine, and when people see our pictures they say, "Where IS this? - It's amazing!!!")
I spritzed the plain white cotton fabric with water, and scrunched it into mountain-like formations. Then, I brushed loose washes of color over the tops. (Always iron to heat-set when dry). I'm now ready for the next set of colors - cool shadow tones. Continue to scroll down to see more.
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One of my new transparent collages

Summer Dance

Summer Dance
One of my collages