This one is for Theresa

Therese at Blueberries, Art and Life is my painting mentor. Thanks to her I found a new creative outlet.


First a photo, then a sketch with a sharpie marker. After that, I started working on layering the paint on the paper in washes, and letting the colors mix there, instead of mixing them on my palate.

I started with my sketch…


I then layered cobalt blue, and then alizarin crimson, the areas where these over lapped they made a grey.


After this I continued added one color at a time in a dilute wash. Until I was satisfied with the results.

This method was fun and I like the results. I’m going to try another similar to this.

Layering washes has also helped me in my yarn dyeing process. I now am following suit with my fiber, and applying one color at a time. Although with fiber this has a much longer drying time, but it is worth the time and effort it takes.

First successful example


I actually listed this hand painted yarn on my Etsy site if you are interested in knitting with this, more later on my process!

Have fun

Knit Fast, Dye Yarn
"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass... it's about learning how to dance in the rain."


  1. The yarn is gorgeous! I love the whole idea of letting the colors mix on the paper rather than the palette. I'm always so uptight about mixing colors on the palette.

  2. Beautiful painting! And the yarn is very pretty too.

  3. Lovely! I really like how the stones on the ground worked out. Love the colors in the yarn too.

  4. Beautiful combi of colors -well done my friend! And a happy New Year to you!

  5. What beautiful yarn, and a wonderful, wonderful painting! We want more!

  6. I'm definitely putting "learn to paint" on my future to-do list. I like how you explain what you've done and you make it seem less intimidating than I imagine.


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