Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The Gate: It's Becoming a Series

So my big gate seems to have become a regular subject for sketching whether on paper or fabric. 

One of the ideas for last week's klass of Sketchbook Skool was about creating watercolor skies. Because I wanted to test out the ideas with fabric, I laid down a blue and white fabric for sky (stitched onto drawing paper from my binder), then added three strips for trees and vegetation with glue.

I went to my kitchen door and once again looked toward the gate. I used a green permanent pen to sketch the gate and surrounding trees.

Then I started to machine stitch the sky, beginning with white and then going to a light gray.

I had fun zooming on the machine, but, I'm thinking this is easier to do in watercolors...

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