After reading Watercolor Painting Outside the Lines by Linda Kemp, I thought I would try painting only the negative spaces. So.... I didn't paint the trees. I painted the spaces between the trees. It was a fun exercise, one in warm colors, one cool.
These pieces began with the idea they would become hooked Artist Trading Cards. However, when I designed the patterns, I didn't consider that the hooking would enlarge the design. ATCs are supposed to be 2 1/2" x 3 1/2", so I decided to finish these as ornaments. Each piece has a strip for hanging, a wool backing (to cover the backside of the hooking), and a strip around the edge to neaten the sides. The cat's eyes and nose and the crabs eyes are glass beads.
This is a journal of drawn, painted, and fiber works. I love color, light, and pattern. I am learning all the time. I enjoy exploring different mediums, but most of my work is in pastel, colored pencil, and fiber. The paintings and drawings are part of my collection unless otherwise noted, and may not be reproduced without permission of the artist.