I keep gravitating to red, white and blue fabrics. Americana is probably my favorite kind of quilt. Consequently I have a lot of red and white fabric (red always says BUY ME) but finding suitable blues is a little more challenging. I have to actively seek out blues.
All my prettiest florals, and a few sweet childhood prints.
Red, white and blue perfect for summertime Americana.
The overall dimensions are 54″x44″ inches.
The double-fold binding is a fabric called “Barbershop.” Red, white and blue stripes! I was so lucky to find this perfect match.
I was going through my past fair phots and this sweet face popped out at me. Not sure why I didn’t notice him sooner, with his striking coloring and regal nose. His shadows do the kind of thing I always look for, too.
Another painting from a reference photo by Gary Odell. I pulled several of his images one weekend, and was so excited by them that I sat and painted them over the next couple weeks. The lighting, the poses…each had something special I wanted to interpret through paint. In this one, it was the light through the mane and tail. I also like the reflected colors playing over the back and stomach. And water? Yes, it’s more difficult than it appears.