Monday, June 7, 2010

The painted hibiscus

Today I worked on a new piece for a workshop I am developing on wholecloth painting.  In September, I’ll be teaching it for the first time to the Cotton Patch Quilters of Athens, Georgia. I have a few other photos that might be good for this workshop, and hope to get to them later this week.

The painted piece above is based on this photo I took of a hibiscus:

It is 7" x 10-1/4"… very small. It is hard to get a lot of detail when painting on fabric when you work this small. But I needed something that my students could complete in a six-hour workshop. 

I can’t wait to start stitching this piece.


  1. Beautiful! Looking forward to seeing it stitched.

  2. I think you got quite a lot of beautiful details in this piece, can't wait to see it quilted.


  3. I know you will work it out so the students are successful.

    I love your work and someday I will be fortunate enough to be sitting in one of your classes and I'll be glowing and excited to learn how to approximate the beauty in one of your projects.


  4. Gorgeous painting. Can't wait to see it finished.


  5. It's mega beautiful...Way to go!!


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