Great art often inspires great art, and I’ve been inspired by my Color-of-the-Month table runner patterns to capture them in watercolor. I’m delighted to create in both media, as they complement each other. Quilting is a precise, geometric discipline, whereas watercolor is a loose and often uncontrolled process. Watercolor has a mind of its own, but I can make an exact 12″ block for my runners.
While the fabric version of a quilt and its watercolor counterpart both present the same colors, achieving them couldn’t be more different. As a quilter, I go into the fabric shop and select exactly the colors I want, and plan my quilt from those unchanging swatches. As a painter, I create my own versions of those colors by mixing different pure hues: Aliziran Crimson, French Ultramarine Blue, Yellow Ochre. They even sound beautiful, don’t they?
I had intended for this watercolor series to be my own private playtime, a creative exercise just for me. But I just have to share! So, I’m making these watercolors available on note cards, a set of 10, with envelopes, in my store. Look for them here in the online store.