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.