Saturday, March 29, 2014

More Yellow

I have started working with yellow and have been figuring out ways to work with it-what goes with yellow? I found I have a lot of nice shades of yellow, and they go with lots of other colors.I like the dark, almost gold shades.  Here I used blues and grays, but have started a big piece using some dark orange/rust. I thought I didn't like yellow, but I just didn't know how to use it. And it has added some brightness to our dark, cloudy days lately. This is about 31"H x 34"W. And I have been trying out a different camera, which has turned out to be a big improvement!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Desperate for Sunshine

It has been so nice out lately when the sun is out. Even though we have lots of snow left, I enjoy hearing it rushing down the storm sewers as it melts. When I go for a walk, there are big puddles of water to walk through on the sidewalks. I must have been desperate for sunshine when I made this one-I usually don't use much yellow! This one is 14"H x 19"W.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

One more, one less

 ColorForm 28, 16"H x 22"W

Here is one more from the ColorForm series, being offered this week for $150. I love the green at the bottom; the way the dye streaked gives an interesting texture to the shape. ColorForm 10 is spoken for, but there are 4 more to choose from

Monday, February 24, 2014

Add Two More

 ColorForm 41  17"H x 21.5"W

ColorForm 19  14.5"H x 20.5"W

It is nice and sunny today, but we will have a week of colder temperatures. We are looking forward to the end of February-spring can't be too far off once March begins. Here are two more small quilts I am offering at a pre-spring sale of $150  - that is 50% off the usual price. The sale prices will go through the end of February, so send me an email if you have any questions, or are interested in purchasing any of the 4 quilts!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Ready for Spring sale!

 ColorForm 10, 14.5" x 20.5" SOLD
ColorForm 11, 19.5" x 23.5"
Here in Chicago we have had a tough winter. Almost 70" of snow so far, 4 school snow days, rain, ice, 50 mph wind gusts, and potholes. So spring can't come soon enough! I am going to have a pre-spring sale of several of my ColorForm quilts. These are approximately 18" x 24" and usually sell at gallery shops for $300. For the rest of February they will be $150  each. There will be 2 more listed tomorrow. Email me at gail.baar@gmail.com, to arrange payment by check or Paypal, or to ask any questions.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Snow and Quilts at Dunlay's on the Square

It was a snowy drive into the city of Chicago today, as I went to Dunlay's on the Square Restaurant to hang some of my quilts. The restaurant is in the Logan Square neighborhood, that has historical boulevards, greystones and bungelow-style homes. There are quite a few wonderful restaurants in this neighborhood that we have enjoyed visiting, and one of them is Dunlay's on the Square-right across from the square the neighborhood is named after. It was fun to go into the restaurant before it was open, and see all the blank walls, and fill them with colorful art. There was room to hang 16 quilts. I tried to hang both large and small pieces, including 2 groups of smaller ColorForm quilts. I left some business cards...so we'll see what happens! In the meantime, I am grateful to Dunlay's for allowing me to share my art.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

A Beginning

The top picture is one of the last etc. pieces I have left, and I like the colors on this one. But it is only 8" x 10". The bottom picture shows the beginning process of making something bigger. I am using the colors of the etc. to make a new piece that will be 6-8 feet wide. Getting the colors to work is a long process, and it is interesting to see what changes need to be made to make something quite a bit bigger. You can only see part of it-there are 2 more sections to the left. Of course, I never have just the same colors to work with, so there are adjustments to be made. And I don't want to just copy what  I did before. It is hard to stand back to see what I am doing-but here is where a camera comes in handy. Just looking through the camera lens lets me see things a bit better. Other times, I walk out of the room, and then come back in. This is the fun part. Other times, it is just plain hard!

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