October 31, 2012
Its starting to really feel like Fall at last! So it’s perfect to show off some Fall Fruit. I actually did this piece a few years ago, I was playing with the idea of making a pattern for textiles, maybe wrapping paper, or wallpaper. It was an experiment in using different colors than I typically would, especially the wonderful pomegranate red with the greens of the pears, the bay leaves and the tangerine leaves.
Lately I’ve been teaching an introduction to watercolor techniques at the local junior college, which has been great fun, and I’m thrilled that the workshop has been picked up again for February. But between that, preparing for and doing festivals and boutiques with my silk scarves, and my other watercolor workshops, I haven’t had the chance to complete paintings I’ve been working on to show you here. I’ve got a few really fun ones going on though, many were started as demonstrations in the workshops, which I’ve been developing at the painting table later on. So you’ll see those new pieces up here soon.
By the way! For those of you in Southern California, the next festival where I’m showing my hand-painted scarves is on November 11th in Long Beach, at the Patchwork Indie Arts & Crafts Show. I’ll be doing a demonstration on how I paint my designs onto the silk, and also showing some scarf tying and knotting, too. Come find me, I’m in Space #6, just opposite the food trucks! AND I’ll be sharing the space with Susan Haldeman of LadyBIM, with her wonderful hand-embellished sachets, pillows, bamboo baby wear and more. And we’ll be next to our friend Lucky Zelda to boot! Hope we see you there!