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New Mixed-Media Work (Part 2)

Title(s): Color Scheme No. 1 and No. 2
Medium: watercolor and stitched fibers (cotton thread) on paper
Paper size: 5×7 inches

More embroidered paintings! These two mixed-media pieces are small “color stories”. Sometimes before I start a painting, I make a small “color scheme” sketch to get a feel for which colors I want to paint with. I personally love looking at these little color sketches (almost as much as the actual finished painting they inspire). I thought I should come up with a way to “elevate” these sketches, so that they were final products in their own right- and this is what I came up with! The graphic black stitches connect each color to form a unique composition.

 

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New Mixed-Media Work (Part 1)

Title: Mondegreen
Medium: watercolor and stitched fibers (cotton thread) on paper
Measurements: 5×7 inches

Here is the first of some new work. So far it is just posted here, but soon I will list them on my Etsy shop.

It has been awhile since I have shown any new work, and I wanted to share why. I know I don’t talk about myself or my life on here a lot (or at all, maybe!), but I am coping with multiple chronic illnesses. This year I am at home doing IV treatments through a portacath, and there are a lot of factors that make it impossible for me to work/paint/draw or even gather the energy to post other artists’ work on this blog. (Pinterest is easier- if you follow me there you can find a lot of great art/ists that I haven’t been able to share on here)

I really appreciate the followers I have, and hope you forgive me for my infrequent posting… I would like to be more “personal,” and share some more about my experiences. It will probably be cathartic for me, and maybe even help someone who is going through something similar. So, expect some text-laden posts in the future, instead of just my usual image-laden posts! I might be showing some more of my sketches and other unfinished work too, as it is taking me a very looong time to finish paintings lately.

If there are other chronically ill artists (or otherwise “limited”– I know there are lots of physical and mental obstacles that effect our creativity)  who read this blog (I know of a few that I am also following!)- please feel free to comment with links to your own blog or contact me privately- I’d love to feature your work!

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Art by Color “Warm”

Art in shades of red, orange, and yellow. Check captions for artist information!

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Art by Color “Cool”

Art in shades of blue, green, and violet. [Check captions for artist information]

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Patterns + Prints (volume III)

Happy New Year! I’m starting it off with some beautiful pattern inspiration- Enjoy!

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New Fibers & Watercolor Painting

Here’s the first new mixed-media work (more coming soon!)

It is available in my shop, Musical Color Studio. Please pin and share!

Title: Sound it Out

Size: 8×10 inches

Medium: Cotton thread and watercolor on paper

 

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New Things

Some new prints are available in my shop, check them out here: Musical Color Studio. I am also working on adding some new original mixed-media fibers + watercolor paintings. They should be up soon, too… And don’t forget about the holiday sale (info here)!

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