The day was much quieter today.
I was working on videos, and I just couldn't help myself… I just had to add more quilting to the street work quilt.
My main objective today was to create at a new woven watercolor sample. This one is a little different in that I'm using colored fabric as the background rather than completing the entire quilt with colored muslin.
I sat down to do a watercolor…. I drew a little… and I just couldn't get enthused. Then it hit me… why re-invent the wheel. I can do one on the computer.!!!
I went through my photos and chose one of my favorites from Mexico. It needs to be a simple design.
I love this photo… its full of color, texture and triggers wonderful memories.
I changed it into a watercolor on the computer. I manipulated it considerably to make it look like a hand painted watercolor.
In creating a painting, I put down the mustard background.
Laying the printed image over the fabric…. I reckon, "By Jove. I've got it"
You may be surprised at the fabric I chose for the door….it's patterned, but when I put the colored muslin over the top you just see the shading.
beginning to layer the fabrics…
I have a bit more to do… but that has to wait till daylight so I get the colors correct.
Tomorrow I hope to quilt it.