Saturday, May 21, 2011

Claudia Nice

I've discovered an artist:  Claudia Nice.  she has published a series of books on sketching in pen and ink, drawing and watercolor.

Here's the list:

Down by the Sea with brush & pen draw and paint beautiful coastal scenes
How to see, how to draw: Keys to realistic drawing

Sketching your favourite subjects in pen and Ink
Creating textured landscapes with pen, ink and watercolor
Creating creatures of fantasy and imagination : everyday inspirations for painting faeries, elves, dragons and more
Painting country gardens in watercolor, pen & ink

Painting your favorite animals in pen, ink and watercolor
Painting weathered buildings in pen, ink and watercolor

Putting it all together

I started some drawings for a quilt today from a sketchbook idea.  It occurred to me that I've had some fantastic tutors, who have each taught me something that will work towards the finishing of this quilt.  Gloria Loughman, Sandra Meech, Jennie Bowker and Hollis Chatelain.  Thank you ladies.

Here's the beginnings:


Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Bugs Quilt

This is an Amy Bradley design - now ready to be quilted.