Saturday, January 14, 2017

Craft Napa Day 2

Friday's class was 8 Objects 8 Ways with Jane LaFazio - another out of the comfort zone class on drawing and watercolor.  Sue has long admired Jane's work and enjoyed her low stress step by step instruction. While not a quilt technique per se, there are some parts of it that may be transferable to art quilting.  And she looks forward to continuing to practice the drawing techniques.
The objective of today's class was to draw a group of related objects using different drawing tools and water colors to make a pleasing composition on a watercolor journal page.  Some were drawn in pencil, some in ink, some with water soluble pens. Another technique was drawing on a book page and then adding that to the page. A similar technique was tracing one of the objects on tissue paper and adding it with matte medium.

Jane is very skilled and it was so interesting to watch her demonstrate these techniques. As you can see in the upper left, the sun was shining and the sky blue today. We went to lunch in Napa at a place called the General Store - a combination store and cafe. Sue's page from class is on the bottom right - not quite finished, needing a few more details.

This evening there was an artists' market along with a display of quilts honoring Yvonne Porcella, an art quilter and founder of Studio Art Quilt Associates, who passed away last year. Contributing artists created quilts celebrating this icon of the quilt world and to convey what living a bright life means to them.

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