SAQA 2015 Auction donation

Seagull Sunset, Sherry Davis Kleinman’s SAQA 2015 Auction Donation

A lone hungry seagull watching me eat lunch at the Malibu Pier was my inspiration for my SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates) 2015 Auction Donation.

Eyes watching every bite we ate...I had to take his photo.

Watching every bite I took…I had to take his photo.

My 12″ x 12″ piece Seagull Sunset was first drawn and then painted on artist canvas with water soluble crayons, colored pencils, and airbrush paint.  See my process below:

Pencil drawing first followed by paint.

Pencil drawing first followed by paint.

Sky and water colors applied with airbrush paint.  Hand stitching with pearl cotton on water.

Sky and water colors applied with airbrush paint. Hand stitching with pearl cotton on water.

Sunset colors added with water-soluble crayons.

Sunset colors added with water-soluble crayons.  Feathers hand stitched on body with pearl cotton.

Edges cut and squared off, quilt sandwich made (top, batting, backing).

Edges cut and squared off, quilt sandwich made (top, batting, backing).

Machine quilting of quilt sandwich.

Machine quilting of quilt sandwich.

Scallop shells added to bottom border.  Individually batted and hand stitched.

Scallop shells added to bottom border. Individually batted and hand stitched.

Detail of my SAQA 2015 Auction donation

Detail of my SAQA 2015 Auction donation

This year’s online auction begins September 18th.

Check out SAQA’s website to see photos of this year’s donations.  https://www.saqa.com/memberArt.php?ID=3325  (My piece Seagull Sunset is on page 7)

Want to see youtube videos of HOW the donations were made?  Check out this link:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ5BzRvCPgNeMqLMKeMUncg   (My video will soon be posted.)