Once again I've been invited to donate a piece for the IQA Houston show. I decided to paint a scene I've used before. Here are some steps along the way:
First I used a marker for a guide to where the tree branches would be and then painted the sky and ocean area.
notice how the ink shows through thepaint so those guidelines are not lost.
I continued to paint each little section until the whole scene was done.
After the scene is painted I stitch heavily adding lots of thread texture which really enhances the finished piece.
another fun thing was I used a left over painted section of fabric for the back. It turned out to look pretty nice with the quilting on it.