Tuesday, June 21, 2011

I'm Painting
(and I can't stop!)

I borrowed my daughter's boss hoss camera to photograph my PMC3 entry.  The removable card had lots of her photos on it.  One stood out to me.  I started messing around with it in the graphics program.  This pencil drawing was the first result. 
These are some of her charges at after school care. Aren't they lovely? Their smiles are contagious!

I couldn't stop playing with the image. Next, I cropped it down to the eyes and started adding color. Before I knew it, I had this great abstract!  It was supposed to be a painting.  The picture didn't tell me that, it was clear! 

The picture did tell me it was suppose to be a big painting.  The largest canvas I had was 24"x36" so that's the size of the WiP. 

I have a hundred quilting projects in the oven, but couldn't NOT start painting.  Here's where I am after a day and two sessions painting.
it has a l-o-n-g way to go... needs adjusting
Now that I have started painting, I can't stop!

1 comment:

  1. WOW! How fabulous. It's so great when creativity grips you and won't let you go. And you can think of those smiles whenever you see the painting, so that's a big bonus! How I would love to have you and your daughter close by... she could play with the girls while we sew (or paint and sew :)