FMMS Sketchbook | Giverny Garden

Today I’m sharing another sketchbook while getting running my Free Motion Machine Sketching DVD blog tour. This one is called “Giverny Garden”. This one was inspired by some faux snow dyed fabric I made whose color palette and texture reminds me of Claude Monet’s gardens at Giverny, so I sketched all the classic flowers he painted.

Here’s a water lily flower:

then a lily pad and iris:

The center spread features 3 wisteria. As you can see, the wisteria’s hard to see over the green, so I know that I need a different thread for more contrast if I’m going to use that green again.

Here I’ve put a water lily flower on a pad, and zoomed in on the iris:

Here’s more wisteria, I think this pink thread works a bit better against the green:

These are so useful for trying thread fabric combinations out!

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