Sunday, July 13, 2014

Blueberries in Watercolor and Fabric

My one scrawny blueberry bush in my yard always excites me when it blooms and then puts on beautiful green to pink to blue/purple berries. I take pictures every year, and this time I got up my nerve to try my hand at capturing the image in watercolor and in fabric.


8" x 8" watercolor
9" x 12" threadpainted piece
mounted on gallery wrapped canvas
It was fun to try these two methods, but I think I'll stick to fabric and threads.


Marilyn Wall said...

Martha, yhe watercolor is beautiful but, the fabric piece is far better. Love those blueberries. Btw, did you paint the background or is it fabric?

LA Paylor said...

martha! That was a fascinating exercise. I think it's those subtle blues and purples, all gray and smoky that draw one in. The purples against the gray greens. I also see a great value in crossing media.
LeeAnna Paylor
not afraid of color

Norma Schlager said...

I love them both!

Bev said...

Love the watercolor and the quilt!!

Martha Ginn said...

Thanks, Marilyn, LeeAnna, Norma, and Bev! To answer Marilyn's question, I printed the photo on C Jenkins' Miracle Fabric Sheets and then added thread-painting to enhance the colors.

Shirley Wiltshire said...

Love the thread painted version the best.