Saturday, June 25, 2016

Keeping It Red

Red Mountains as seen from Mt. Abram's ridge

Since painting with Linda Nadel for a month, this is my first painting on my own.  Seems like I am still having some problems finding time and inspiration to paint.  One reason is that Mark and I have been trying to learn how to work with pastels with my good friend Barbara Kendrick.  Barbara is very accomplished at her chosen medium, and seems glad to share her talent with us.  We are struggling but determined to get the "hang of it"

This is my first pastel attempt, In case you can't tell, it is a Utah scene with storm clouds over the canyon.  I have a long way to go.

This quilt is another project.  The top photo is a sample of the squares.  There are 30 squares, each different,
There is a green border added to the blue one now.  I am hoping to quilt this on my sewing machine.  Wish me luck.

It has been a few weeks since I started this post.  Here is my second attempt at pastel.  I had a lot of help  from Barb, but I feel like I am getting somewhere.  It still doesn't make complete sense to me, but hopefully I will have an "Ah Ha" moment soon.