Grapes. Because we CFAC members got together to dye fabric with grapes, thinking ahead to a harvest-themed show.
Cabbages. Because I grow them and consider their purple-veined, frilled, frosted leaves one of nature's exquisite creations.
I've chronicled these grape and cabbage quilts since their inception. Today, they're finally completed. The cabbages are ready for their head shots and the grapes are hanging around waiting for theirs.
The two cabbage quilts, Glowing Cabbage I and Glowing Cabbage II, were two small studies for a larger cabbage quilt. These two smaller studies taught me what I need to know about the properties of watercolors versus acrylics on fabric. I used watercolors for Glowing Cabbage I and acrylics for Glowing Cabbage II. Now that I understand their properties, I'm using that information to make a third cabbage image, Glowing Cabbage III, incorporating best features of each kind of paint. That one is still under wraps. Meanwhile, here are the studies:
|Glowing Cabbage I was made with Pebeo Setacolor watercolor paints.|
|Glowing Cabbage I--detail|
|Glowing Cabbage II was made with Jacquard acrylic paints|
|Glowing Cabbage II--Detail|