Friday, November 27, 2015

Watercolor Painting - Approaching Murano, Italy

Another painting from our vacation to Italy has been completed.  Water is a challenge for me but I will never improve if I don't face the challenge - right?  This one was done on a half sheet of  300 lb. watercolor paper so it is a bit larger than the last two.

Venice/Murano Italy painting by Connie R Eyberg - 2015

I haven't decided on my next painting yet.  So many ideas going through my head.  I am thinking I would like to do a series of paintings from our many trips.  I also have a couple of other 'series' paintings I want to start but not sure if this time between Thanksgiving and Christmas is a good time to be able to focus on the work.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Watercolor Paintings of Italy

I have been pulled away from crazy quilting and all other things with fibers/fabrics as my watercolor paints and blank papers were calling my name.  I guess I was inspired by our recent trip to Italy.  Thought I would share.  My fabrics are calling me again and so have my beads but I am in the middle of another painting.  I want to finish it so I can clean up before my Thanksgiving company comes for dinner.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Watercolor Painting and Macrame - check!

Stepped away from crazy quilt blocks this past week to fill a couple orders.

The first is a watercolor painting that was commissioned.  I had never personally seen the home until I delivered the painting and really worried I had missed some detail in the photo that was provided.  The client seemed very pleased.  I love painting!  

I do tend to worry and fret when I am working on a painting for a client.  One false move or spill can ruin the painting and make it necessary to redo it all.  There are some tricks to fix minor problems that I've discovered.  I have essential tremors (shaky hands) and have to be especially careful with details such as the scrolls in this painting.  It is always a relief when I finish.  I hadn't painted for quite awhile so now I have the urge to do more and I'm already mulling over ideas for my next painting.

The following little guy is from my last post.  There was a request for one from a friend.  Done and on its way to Canada!  

Now to figure out my next block for CQJP 2015.  I will be falling behind the next couple of months as I have a week I will be spending with my granddaughters while their mother takes a class out of town and then spending two weeks in Italy.  So excited about the upcoming trip!  If any of you have advice, please share as I have never been there before.  Anxious and excited at the same time!