Painted Pictorial Quilts

Annette Kennedy
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Meet your instructor, Annette Kennedy, a Colorado artist who translates her photographs into colorful painted pictorial quilts.
Using paint and a full palette of colors, Annette explains how to enhance a quilt and create visual depth. You'll learn how to train your eye to imagine ways to translate photos into works of quilted art.
Annette shows you what brushes, paints, gels and other supplies will work best for your projects. You'll learn where to buy and how to store your materials so you can use them as long as possible.
Practice a variety of different strokes with Annette's help, including blocking, wisping, place-and-pull, lining and depression stroke techniques. You'll be amazed by how many different visual effects you can achieve!
Starting with the sleek and sophisticated calla lily, you'll learn how to trace and cut pattern pieces, mark features, and create the flower. Additionally, you'll discover how to work with fusible web appliqué.
Put your new painting skills to work as you refine the lily's leaves and stem. Starting with a painting guide, you'll carefully mix your colors. Annette shows you step-by-step examples to add highlights and do a colorwash.
Use four vibrant colors to transform your lily from ordinary to stunning! Annette shows how to create shadows to add dimension, layer colors, and refine details.
Dive into color theory and learn how to mute colors, choose pleasing color themes and mix paints to achieve the exact shades you want. Then practice painting techniques to learn the best ways to create visual depth and contours.
Explore ways to achieve the proper proportion in your work as you learn the fundamentals of distance, scale, shading and exaggeration, and how each can make a significant difference in the quality of your art.
In the first of three lessons on the Painted Canyon design, you'll learn how to use tracing, fusible web and transparent images to transfer designs to your fabric.
Use your artist's instincts as you paint contours and shadows, adding visual drama to the appliqué. Annette shows you how to lighten and darken paints, emphasize a focal point and much more in this thorough lesson.
Add contours to the mountains, using shading to separate them. Then focus on highlighting techniques that will add dimension and visual interest. Close-up footage of Annette's work will help you see all the details you need.
Use your new skills in scale and dimension as you paint the foreground. Experiment with opaques and shadows, paint the ground, road and desert plants, and find new ways to add pop to the foreground.
Finish your painted quilt with dynamic stitches and threads that highlight your fabric and color choices and add even more dimension to your painted creations. Annette shows you how to continue painting after quilting if you wish.
Join Annette again in this bonus lesson as you explore ways to create a vivid collage. You'll learn how to use basic supplies such as sponges, odds-and-ends from the kitchen and garden, and light to create beautiful works of art!
15 Lessons
8  hrs 46  mins

Amazing painted quilts have been taking top prizes at regional and national shows. Paint brings a quilted landscape to life, but if you’re afraid to take a brush to your art quilts, Annette Kennedy will remove the fear factor and walk you through fabric painting step by step. Annette uses two included projects to show you how to add visual depth to your own quilted images. In 15 beautiful HD video lessons, Annette teaches you how to choose, mix and adjust paint colors to get the perfect hue every time. You’ll discover how to turn a photograph into a line drawing, select a palette of colorful fabric, and build a fused appliqué design. Finally, brushstroke by brushstroke, Annette teaches you the painting techniques that turn 2-D fabric shapes into rich and lifelike creations. Her step-by-step instruction will give you the confidence to use paint to make your own quilts stunning.

Annette Kennedy

Annette Kennedy is a photographer, pattern maker, fiber artist, painter, traveler and teacher who combines all the things she loves in the medium of painted pictorial quilts. Although she has never had any formal art education, Annette has always loved to create. She learned to quilt as an adult, soon moving to original landscape and pictorial art quilts. As a military wife, she has lived in many places, using her camera, fabric and paint to capture the beauty she finds. Annette has exhibited at the International Quilt Association Show in Houston and a long list of regional and national shows. She lives in Longmont, Colo., with her husband Rick. View her gallery at www.annettekennedy.com.


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