Thursday, December 15, 2016

Pausing for Postcards

30/30 Vision is still in progress.

However, I've also worked on a couple of postcards recently, both of which began life as 'paint quilts' that I 'pieced' together with colors offloaded from brushes while working on other projects. The pieced quilts sat for a bit in rough form before I picked them up again.

I think of the finishing details as 'embroidery' or 'needlepoint.'

Barnboard
5x4", acrylic and pastels on manila stock
abstract
2016
[gifted]
Flying South
5x4", acrylic, ink, and pastels on manila stock
abstract
2016
[gifted]


9 comments:

  1. Ooooooohhh... I love the whole idea! Wonderful, textural look, Dotty!

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    1. Thanks, Laurie! I definitely go into my happy place making these postcards.

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  2. Fabulous!!! The warmth of the first is so welcome right now. And POW! The second is so exciting! What is the color you used... the soft pink? Is it layered colors? Paint or?

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    1. Thanks, Sheila. I hear ya about warmth. Our day began at -7, I think, with wind. The soft pink in Flying South is actually an orange I think, a low-grade Blick acrylic paint that came in a six-pack of colors. I'm guessing I mixed it with a touch of white but put the base colors on the card stock such a long time ago I couldn't really tell you. Then, yesterday I embroidered with oil pastels and Neocolor II wax pastels.

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    2. Thank you Dotty :) Wind started kicking up here around 8 pm. Blustery. But all is well, Hot chocolate is close at hand. LOL

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  3. Both are lovely gifts!!! Love the subtle textures in the quilt-like card!!! Holidays are coming up fast!!!

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    1. Thanks, Carol. I very much enjoy adding the subtle textures.

      Holidays? What holidays?

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  4. The above one, is that a painted quilt? It looks VERY real! ;-)

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    1. Barnboard IS a painted quilt! Remember in the stripes lesson when Jane had us offload extra paint by making paint quilts? This was one of those. It sat for about eight weeks and then I went in with oil pastels and neocolor wax pastels. Fun, don't you think?

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