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See what the raven looks like upright.
After trying out different backgrounds I chose this one…
Hi Shawna, Raven looks stunning! Is this the one that you will be thread-painting? I’m curious about your methods and tools. And big congratulations on your blog; well done getting out there!
I thought I was going to thread paint it but the painting turned out so well that I am just going to quilt it…densely. I used Jacauard textile paint (all the transparent ones) and a paint brush. I can do up a post that shows how I did it from step by step if you want. Sometimes seeing the steps visually are helpful. Let me know.
I have never seen a Raven look so good. I think the name of your blog and the piece just happen to coincide well. But he looks great on both backgrounds. Do you use an easel to paint your fabric on. i have seen people use them.
Thank you for you lovely comments. That I started this blog with a raven is actually unusual. I don’t really DO ravens…this is the second one, but the first the i painted. I just put the image on the table to paint.
Shawna! It’s just WONDERFUL! I’m so amazed at the beauty that comes from your hands… and heart! I remember when you were just starting this phase of your art, and look how all your hard work, long hours and dedication have paid off! And thanks for sharing it all with us, because it’s not just the enjoyment of seeing your work that’s so appreciated…. it’s the INSPIRATION that it sparks in ME. T h a n k y o u ! !
Oh MaryAnn you are so sweet. I do truly miss you too! Thanks for being one of my most favourite cheerleaders. Can’t wait to see what you get done! I know you get lots of “rain” days so those must be perfect excuses to get into your studio…don’t you think?
Hugs from Yellowknife
You captured the mystery and curiosity of these large majestic birds.
” I can do up a post that shows how I did it from step by step if you want. Sometimes seeing the steps visually are helpful. Let me know.”
Oh yes please. ‘Raven is worthy of his own wall light in his own space with a gallery bench in front to give it the respect it deserves. One needs to take more than a moment of glance. Well done my friend! Yes, I love your piece in many ways. What fun it is for me to find a new artist (to me) to follow. God has indeed blessed you with talent. A anxiously await your next project.
So..may I ask what you plan to do with it?
“It’s not special unless you make it special” …. and you did just that.
Blessings, peace on earth
Colleen in beautiful Stevenson WA, USA
THank you for your kind words Colleen. I will do up a step by step post about how I did it in a few days. We are Royal watching in Yellowknife right now. 😉
I haven’t quilted since I did the last piece for my solo show in early May. So first I plan to sort my studio so I can complete the raven top and then quilt it. Then I will sort out where to go from there. I do believe that it may be the beginning of a new series…but time will tell.
Thanks for stopping by and visiting.
I am also a painter and like to draw from time to time. In the last 5 years, I have been learning how to translate my thoughts from paint to fabric. Now, I am thinking about going back to painting. But use fabric instead of canvas. Not sure what I will get, but maybe it will turn out as good as yours. That would be great.
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