October 30, 2013 1 comments

A headless horseman

"Birdman"? for WIP Wednesday...

Progress is being made, slowly but surely!

See you Friday.

Kit 120
October 28, 2013 5 comments

It's a bird! It's a plane! No, actually - it's a bird...

I always start with a reference photo, and I always write the photographer and ask for permission*. 

In this case, the photographer did not give me permission (the first time that happened), so I am using the branch in the photo, but have put the bird in a different position - the head still in profile, but now we'll be looking at the bird from the back and to the side - rather than a straight on front view.
October 25, 2013 6 comments

Step by Step, Part Three

As I like to say when the piece is done, "it's time for the big finish!" But, continuing from part one and part two of my "how to" - there are a few more things to do before we can call it "done". 

October 23, 2013 12 comments

Step by Step - Part Two!

When I left you on Monday, we had finished the first set of background trees with painted leaves.  In looking at my layout of trees for the piece, above (which I had set aside for working as I go), I know it's time to start the next layer.

...and we're off!
October 21, 2013 11 comments

Step by Step - a week long tutorial.

Shockingly, I'm doing more trees this week. But I figure, how many times can you watch me throw up a few strips of fabric, throw a tree at it, and call it done?

So this,  week, I thought I'd do something slightly different. Rather than an overview, I'm going to do a full on, step by step.  A week-long tutorial, as it were.

So, ready?

Here goes! SERIOUSLY pic heavy post follows!)
October 18, 2013 12 comments

Winter Sunset

As mentioned on Wednesday, I was trying something new with this piece. I wanted to evoke an abstract representation of sunset on snow.
October 16, 2013 3 comments

Another small piece in the works...

This is a selection of papers and fabrics that I might use on any given background - but especially useful for sunsets and rises.

However, in this case, the pinks and purples aren't going in the sky...
October 14, 2013 5 comments

A Walk At Ashbridges Bay

I was asked to do a fashion show of all the outfits I've made over the past few weeks, and I said I would, but as the day was so beautiful, instead, we went for a walk.

These were all taken at Ashbridges Bay. literally five minutes from where live. I find so much inspiration there - the Red Bench pieces for instance were based on photos I took there in the winter. Here are some fall ones.


And since today is a holiday, both the fashion show and art, will have to wait. :)
Kit 120
October 11, 2013 18 comments

Evening Sky

Evening Sky (c) 2013 Kit Lang

Surprise! It's not a tree. It's FIVE trees! :) 

lol Okay, I guess that's not much of a surprise, is it? But someone left a comment on Wednesday's post saying that they couldn't imagine how it would turn out.

But let's back up a bit. 

After I cut out my evergreen bits and fused them down, 

October 9, 2013 2 comments

It's Wednesday and it's a WIP!

October 7, 2013 6 comments

New beginnings, clean house.

After a fallow period artistically (pretty much the whole summer and early fall); my mojo is back! 

I've been holding a 3/panel piece in my mind for 7 or 8 months, but didn't know what I wanted to do for the background - I finally dreamt it last Wednesday night. On Thursday, I bought ten yards of cotton muslin and painted it all, and after a dry and a wash and another dry and hours of ironing, it's ready to begin. 
October 4, 2013 8 comments

Red Bench No. 2

 The second one in the pair, "Red Bench No. 2"

These little pieces have been very popular in our house - BSP really wanted to keep them. However, "Red Bench No. 1" has already sold.

Although they look delightful together, don't they?

The beginning of another small piece on Monday - this one's been getting a lot of interest as I work on the hand-stitching out in the world. I think you're going to like it. :)

See you then!

Kit 120
October 2, 2013 3 comments

Before and after and a tedious thing...

Oh, what a little stitching can do!

And in other news, I am finally getting around to taking my drawing 101 class. Right now, I'm working on dots and vertical lines.