Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Coming along

This piece is really coming along. I painted all last night. Just some detail work now. I am thrilled with this so far. I am finding it valuable to take a photo every now and then, because seeing it much smaller helps me to see areas that need more detail, or a higher contrast in value. There are a few areas where the petals overlap where I need to darken a bit. See, I learned from the Purple Phalaenopsis debacle! (See previous posts.)


  1. You should be thrilled with this. It's so lovely. I think it is the nicest of all the orchid pieces.

  2. Gorgeous. Absolutely gorgeous!!!!Thank you for sharing your work process. You are an inspiration!

  3. Really loving this one and the colors in it.
    Never made it out to check out paints, ended up starting a new project that I need made before the end of the month.


  4. It's looking lovely.
    I agree with you about using photographs to check work in progress. It's very useful.

  5. This piece is so beautiful - as are the others. Amazing!


  6. Susan, this is just lovely.
    I agree that it is a good thing to take photos along the way. The other thing I will suggest is taking a photo of the final painting and then drawing some quilting ideas. It takes me a long time to figure out the quilting. However, I find it really worth the effort. My quilting is MUCH better since I started doing this step.
    Wishing you JOY on your journey,

  7. This is so amazing! Thank you for sharing this process. I always wonder "how'd they do that?"

  8. Thanks so much Susan, I just received your Pinata Purse pattern from the giveaway you and Sarah Ann Smith hosted in December. It looks great and the instructions very clear and concise.
    I also Love the painting you are doing on your current Orchid quilt too. The texture, color and impact is so vivid and beautiful. Can't wait to see it when it's finished. Enjoy your warm weather and thanks again. Jane

  9. Thanks, Jane,
    Glad the pattern finally reached you! :-)


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