I’ve been working in my sketchbook when I get a few minutes. I have been trying to do some “layering” of different techniques.
This one has been painted, printed and then I used colored pencils to better define the flower shapes.
The photo on this one is one my sister Margaret took by our house while she was here. I stenciled on the little blue flowers and then used Inktense pencils and permanent marker to draw the larger blue flower.
This one is another photo by Margaret and then the rest is paint.
I painted the background first on this page and then silk screened purple ink through a screen that was made from a photo of marbles in a vase. I then added colored pencil. I think I will add more to this but haven’t decided what yet.
This last page has several different layers including paint on the first layer, then silk screened dark green ink followed by a layer of light gesso. I then put more color back into the background with colored pencils. Again, I think I will add more to this one but not sure what yet.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a good weekend.
What a great way to play and try new combinations of techniques! I can’t say I like one more than another. They all have interesting qualities.
Thanks Marilyn – it is a good way to try out design concepts and color schemes.
I love these little peeks into your sketchbook, they are always fascinating to look at. The selection you have shown here all look so different you could be forgiven for thinking they were by different artists, you have such a fabulous creative range, I am really quite envious!
These are lovely, the layering of the different techniques and mediums are really interesting. Thank you for sharing.
Always interesting to peek into your sketchbook, and to see how the ideas evolve into textiles!
Thanks! sometimes they do and sometimes they don’t 🙂
Hi Ruth. I just stumbled over this site and loved the sketch book pages….didn’t realise who they belonged to until I read the comments. Beautiful work and inspiring as ever!
Thanks! I enjoy working in my sketchbook especially if I’m stuck waiting somewhere.
This are lovely pieces.