Ferns and more painting results

It’s too hot to blog today really but I must, I must!! And Zachary is practising his violin in the background and the other two are fighting so I wish I could just run away and hide with my fingers over my ears but I will press on in the interests of technology… or something!

Gill of An Elegant Sufficiency posted a gorgeous picture she took on holiday in Italy of a tiny fern growing in a wallminiscule fern growing in red brick garden wall

Here are the other two pieces I painted following the Personal Symbols lesson 5:

collage with zigzags painted in white fabric paint
This is the collage piece which I overpainted with white zigzags.

collage with zigzags painted in colours and decorated with doodles
Here’s the finished article. I outlined the zigzags in black and painted doodles inside them with silver paint. I then outlined some of them with the same 3d paint as I used on the other piece. I also highlighted some of the shapes in the background with it. I think I like it this way up best – what do you think?

detail of above
Here is a detail.

white teardrops painted on green/blue background fabric
Here is the other piece as it was when I posted the picture a week or so ago.

above with teardrops painted in colours
Here it is with coloured teardrops instead of white.

above with teardrops outlined in black
Teardrops outlined in black.

After this I again did doodles in the teardrops with the silver paint and dots in the background but I decided that I didn’t like the background colour, so I overpainted it with very dilute yellow fabric paint. Interestingly, it hasn’t affected the colours of the teardrops much, which is just as well because they probably would have ended up brown!

above overpainted with yellow paint and with teardrops decorated with doodles in silver paint
Here is the result of that little experiment. I like it much better. The colour is deeper than shown here, too.

detail of above
Here is a detail of the above fabric.

5 Replies to “Ferns and more painting results”

  1. Hey it looks like you’re having a great time! Very experimental and exciting. Thanks for looking in on my blog too. Glad you like the new fabric books.

  2. Quite agree that those ferns look gorgeous, whatever the setting. So tenacious, aren’t they?
    Funny to think the little things caught all our eyes…anyone would think we thought along similar lines or something!

    The symbols work is coming along so well Liz. You must feel really pleased?

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