Sunday, August 2, 2009

Painting The Sky

I have been busy today painting sky's. I use Setacolor paints and hake brushes are my brushes of choice. This first sky is kind of a fantasy sky and I really love the colors. When you do these it is important to start with the lighter colors and then move to the darks. Also leave some white areas since the paints will run together. Keep the brush moving in a scrubbing like motion and don't use too much paint or you will get blobs.


This next one is the sky reflected in the water. Not sure about it but again when painting you have the freedom to create what you want and although I have never quilt seen a sky like this it is my art.


I love this next one. It reminds me of the tropics.


Lastly just a plain old blue sky. For these I go back in with the white to create the clouds after the blues have dried. Important again to leave some white so you can scrub in some clouds. The streaks in the upper right where made by dragging the handle end of my brush through the wet paint on the fabric.

10 comments:

Joan said...

wow, those are all so beautiful and unique. the last one looks so realistic and like so many beautiful skies i've seen in "real life"!

Dotti said...

Nice job Judy. It will be fun to see how you use them!

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Martha Lever said...

Hi Judy,
I grew up in West Point, GA, so I do have a special interest in arists from GA! I absolutely love your art and your fabric quilts. I just bought my first Bernina but would so love to do what you do because I also paint. These paintings are beautiful and I am looking forward to see what you do with them.

Vivien said...

Gorgeous! Looking forward to seeing them in your quilts!

Jeanette Thompson said...

Wow they are beautiful, I'll have to try it sometime.

Linda Moran said...

I've just started reading you on a regular basis - wow, I LOVE the River Bank piece! Such texture!!!!

Michelle said...

Those are fabulous, Judy! The last one looks like an oil painting. Just gorgeous!

Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

Love these...especially the cloudy blue sky!

Sue Krei said...

Love these!! The colors are gorgeous and I really like the sky painting! Be sure to show us what you do with them!!

TextileTraveler said...

They're all beautiful, Judy, and that last one is SO realistic! I've never used a hake brush for painting, but I have several from the days of applying kiln wash to kiln shelves. I think I'll give them a try!