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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Fabric Painting - In Layers

A New Beginning

I started this new piece by layering a 4' x 5' sheet of cotton cheese cloth over a similar sized piece of cotton broadcloth. Since it was too big to fit on my portable painting surface, I taped it to the top, and let half the fabric hang over the edge. I planned to paint in two different color families, so I thought I would paint each one separately. I usually paint all my colors at once, so this is a bit of a departure from the usual.

Above, you can see the full sized piece of cheesecloth after it finished drying.
I painted the blue first, and it bled into the unpainted area.
After the blue (sky) was dry, I painted the earth.

I used only Cobalt blue and Ultramarine blue on the "sky"
For the earth, I used Burnt Sienna, Red Ochre, Velvet Brown, and Gold. As well as a copper metallic for my "earth" colors.

I love the way the paint moved around on the fabric.
I hope to use these interesting effects to my advantage.


Sally Westcott said...

Cynthia! That is beautiful! I can't wait to see what you do with it!


Deanna said...

really nice... what kind of paint do you use?