On the same cruise... another painting.. this time a baby owl just out of the nest... on it's own. Drawing down and covered... the beginnings of this baby begins first thing with his tender left eye... That has to be good so I enjoy the rest of the painting. I don't think I've painted anything more tedious than the owls body of feathers. Painting owl feathers is definitely a "Journey" of patience and change.
I can hardly wait to quilt this piece. I can feel the craggy grey/black twigs.
Sometime back I was given owner permission to paint this gorgeous dog named "LaLa" I'm doing this on a cruise ship.. Perfect time to relax and paint.
Drawing down, fabric taped over and away we go... first the eyes and face .... then blocked in wet into wet body colors.
I rather like this unfinished..out of focus look... I may do this a second time and keep it loose.
For this effort, I chose to stay real. "LaLa" painted... now to frame out with a bit of white fabric and gray to keep a fresh clean look..
Quilting is back home and so fun. Wind sweeping upward into the clouds so quilting was too.
I'm using a multi value blue twist... a thread type I seldom use on competitive quilts as the twist can sometimes be interpreted as an irregular length stitch