Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Early Morning Painting

     I have always been a morning person. I love a cup of coffee and the quiet of the mornings when everyone is still sleeping and even the dogs are snoozy yet. And this week is no exception. It is rainy and dreary here so my kids-on spring break- are sleeping in.

    With the extra time in the mornings , I have been working to finish up these last class assignments. I only have two more assignments for the Color Theory class and I want to finish them by the end of this week and have all assignments posted. I am really ready to transition back to sewing.

  
     It looks so easy to mix paint colors but getting an accurate color is really difficult. This palette on the left is a really beautiful color palette with raw sienna added.


     I can't bear wasting textile paint so I would paint a piece of white cotton with the leftovers on my paint tray. I have a pile of these fabrics now.




     To think I  almost washed the paint down the drain. Even after ironing, the paint remained a bright color and the Setacolor paint left a really soft hand to the fabric. Unlike diluted acrylics.

     All in all, a great way to spend my early mornings with a cup of coffee.

5 comments:

  1. I can never waste my paint or dye, and usually cover some sketchbook pages or as you bits of fabric. I like your shibori experiments.
    Thanks for mentioning my blog.

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  2. Looks like a great way to start the day!

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  3. Thank you- I really enjoyed the paint on fabric versus dye. I will see where that leads me!

    Jackie- you're welcome. i enjoy your blog and what you are doing.

    Heather-coffee and art-a great way to start the day!

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  4. These are wonderful! I've always liked my "clean-up rags" ... some even better than the project the paints were mixed for ;-)

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