Friday, July 26, 2019

paint party Friday... paper and fabric

This week I painted on paper, and fabric.
this is how it looked before the sketching was done

I did a little experiment with neutral colors on fabric, starting with a long piece of white, and two squares.

the first brush stroke of copper paint (SETA color shimmer)
On one I played with curves and dry brushing metallic paint and freezer paper cut outs to brush the paint into a cut out circle, then away from a whole circle.

merely the beginning
 now the two companion pieces I later cut into three small works.
ready for the marker-work

trees just laid on it, it's in progress
I used a fabrico marker to sketch mesas and hoodoos on the bottom of this one, and black markers to create the aspen trees from white scraps. I don't know where it's going but it was fun to play with it.

This was dabbing cloth for my brush.... after it dried I stenciled a word, then used gel pen in white and sharpie to do little flowers on it

This week's paper projects
learning to paint leaves in background/foreground
Yesterday morning, I listened to a TED talk and the speaker said "don't try to floss a croc, sometimes you just need to walk away" and I thought of one particular guy in our neighborhood coffee group, who rants at me. Since he only wants to rant not discuss, how I can cope with him. Well, this is my new tack


  1. I love the croc quote, but your cartoon is good! I'm having difficulty with leaves and need to practice more. Yours are so cool.
    Someday, I might try painting on fabric. heehee.
    I enjoy how you show us these processes of painting.

  2. love it.. specially the last drawing should appear before we enter facebook LOL

  3. I read in a book years ago to "run, not walk, away from toxic people". Love the croc quote too. I had a co-worker in my former job who was a crocodile - and always loved to attach when she had an audience. Since leaving that job it's such a relief to not have to deal with her anymore.

    Your painting is looking great.

  4. Great projects. Love the flowers.
    Happy PPF 🦋🌹

  5. They look great - I haven't ever paintedonto fabric before! Happy PPF from No 14 :D

  6. wonderful fabric and paper projects. The croc one is too fun:) And I love your botanical drawings. Happy PPF!

  7. That fabric is lovely--nice work on this hugs, Julierose

  8. Looks fab! Experimenting diff techniques can be fun and rewarding!
    Have a great weekend

  9. How creative you are! I adore each and every piece you've posted today. Have a great weekend and Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!

  10. We love to see your artwork. It's always so pretty!

  11. Great artwork... I love the variety and your techniques Leanna.
    Good advice on dealing with difficult folk too! Happy PPF :D)

  12. You are so talented. I wish I was.

    Have a fabulous day and weekend. Scritches to Milo. ♥

  13. Interesting way to give advice. Love the way you put the idea into an image. - Margy

  14. I know it must be so hard for you to walk away, but sometimes it's the only way to stay sane. Love the cartoon and your flowers are wonderful as always.

  15. Hi LeeAnna,
    gorgeous painting! love how the aspen leaves turned out and the leaves in the for and backgroud. Leaves very challenging! Well don!
    Yes, just walk away. a better thing to do and you have more energy than if you stayed.

  16. You have some great projects! I especially like all your botanicals. Happy belated PPF!

  17. These are all great I really like trees.

  18. Lots of wonderful art, the textile pieces are great. And the crocodile cartoon is wonderful, we all know people like that. Love the quilting in the next post, too, fantastic colours. Have a good week, hugs, Valerie