Saturday, August 1, 2020

Casa Romantica

This is a plein air painting that I did at Casa Romantica in San Clemente. Casa Romantica is a historic landmark and cultural center. 

“Casa Romantica Walkway”, 5”x7”, oil 

Friday, July 17, 2020

A Dove Tea Party Details

I thought I'd show some details from my last post, "A Dove Tea Party". Here they are:

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Friday, July 3, 2020

A Dove Tea Party

"A Dove Tea Party", Eileen Wintemute

This is a fiber art piece that I finished recently. I based it on some photos of doves eating bird seed on my patio. I added a tea cup just for a bit of whimsy, I guess. The doves and tea cup were painted with inks. The border was randomly pieced using the method taught by Grace Errea. 

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Saturday, June 20, 2020

A Funky Wrap

I don’t do a lot of crochet work, but I do like to have some projects to work on when lighting isn’t great. It is a good way of keeping my hands occupied while watching TV, for example.

The photo below shows a funky shoulder wrap that I recently completed. I made it using a variety of yarns and didn’t worry about whether the weight of the yarn matched or if the rows were a little off kilter.

I used some vintage buttons to finish it off. I’ll have to wait for cooler weather to make use of it!

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Monday, June 1, 2020

Cactus in the Shrubbery

I went to the Nix Nature Center in Laguna Beach and walked up the trail a little ways and found this spot. There was a cool looking cactus in the shrubbery next to the trail. This is my painting of that cactus.

“ Cactus in the Shrubbery“, 8”x10”, oil

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Two Fishermen

This is the fiber art piece that I’ve been working on for the last few months. It is a depiction of my husband and one of his friends sitting stream side looking at a river. This photo is of the quilt top. My next step is basting and then machine quilting. Whenever I get to this stage it feels like “It’s all downhill from here!”.

I will post more once it’s finished. I hope you are making good use of your home confinement. Although I’m not happy about missing out on my normal life, I do appreciate being able to get through this project.

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Friday, May 1, 2020

Water in the Arroyo at Caspers

A year ago I visited Caspers Wilderness Park with a friend to do some plein air painting. It had been a wet winter and there was still water running in the arroyo. I had never seen water in it before. There were tiny frogs on the bank and a few people on horseback forded the stream to head up the trail. 

This is my painting from that day:

“Water in the Arroyo”, 8”x10”, oil