Monday, August 10, 2009

Painting on Muslin "Edith Holden"


This is my first painting on muslin. I tore the muslin in 9x12 squares, and then put two coats of gesso mixed with acrylic paint. I did the sketch in charcoal and then painted the painting in acrylics.
I named her after the author of one of my favorite reference books, The Country Diary of An Edwardian Lady. I think Edith Holden would like my flower head girls. Maybe she was a flower head girl herself.
A print of this painting is available on etsy.
See post below for instructions from other bloggers who paint on muslin.

14 comments:

mystele said...

she is wonderful!!!!

WingingIt said...

i am in love with your work...thanks for sharing...i have worked on fabric...love it...love sewing paper on fabric too...

Julie Fillo said...

Thank you!
Yes, that's one of the reasons I thought it would be cool, I can sew it too, or embroider.

Micki said...

So pretty, I love this one!
I've been toying with the idea of fabrics for a while now, but me and fabric don't have a great history together. lol

Micki x

queen-of-nostalgia said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love this one :)

Cris said...

She turned out beautiful! I thought I was the only one who had that book! I love it.

Julie said...

Gorgeous!

serendipity said...

wow, wow, wow,
compliments just luve her
joan in italy

Silke said...

She is gorgeous! I love her and painting on muslin sounds really intriguing! :) Silke

Atlantic Arts Photography said...

Love the texture!

Ayala Art said...

So pretty! I love the colors on her.

3rdEyeMuse said...

I really liked the charcoal version, but have to admit that I like it even better than better in color. :)

Julie Fillo said...

Thank you so much everyone! I am so very pleased with how she turned out. I love how the paint sinks into the muslin, and the wrinkly look of the fabric under the paint suits me! I keep going upstairs to my little studio and painting a new one, every night, even though I am tired!
I have already sold the original to Edith Holden and Evaline, that I just listed on etsy last night.
Anyone who buys this weeks print gets both versions. the sketch and the painted version of Edit Holden, I mean.

Jeanne-ming said...

Julie....so cool. Love it.