Monthly Archives: June 2014
This is a wet on wet watercolour portrait of my niece from a photograph taken several years ago.
In spring many low lying areas near water become flooded. I was on my bicycle when I rode past this scene and stopped to take a quick photograph. As soon as I stopped I was surrounded by mosquitos so I didn’t linger.
It was very hot the summer my Aunt Joan and I went on a sketching holiday in France. This is another watercolour based on one of the photographs I took.
On one of my recent early morning walks I came face to face with the local fox. After staring at each other for a few seconds I tried to turn my camera on and get the lens cap off and s/he took off down the road. The fox turned off down a neighbour’s driveway. By the time I got to the driveway it was gone. I glanced around and in another neighbour’s back yard, across the road, was a very large raccoon. He gave me lots of time to take pictures.
This fused applique was much easier to do than my previous ones as it has fewer pieces. The quilting took a little longer as I outlined the background flowers and partially thread painted some of them, following the details in the fabric.