I did some watercolor sketches to block out color after I did the sketches. I don’t do well planning a piece with sketches, sketch books, etc. I tend to get really bogged down with it and less spontaneous. I am much better flying by the seat of my pants. I need to SEE that it is going to work and build up steam.
I started putting cloth to the design this morning, so I am showing you the start. It has quite a ways to go. I have a design wall, but I am using a portable piece I can move close to the cutting table. I covered a large piece of foam core with flannel and I put it on my easel. Works great!
For this piece, rather than do a lot of surface design for a stucco wall, I found this piece of hand dyed in my stash that looks like rusty corrugated metal. Works for me!
Shading and shadows have to be added, I haven’t put the honeysuckle on it yet so this is just a very simple start. The honey suckle will be the focal point. And it looks nothing like the pieces I sketched out, lol.
I’m working fast and furious since I only have this week. For the first time I am going to Houston Festival and we leave next Saturday! Check out Nina Marie’s Off The Wall Friday