Artists Statement

I paint as often and as much as I can. I take classes when I can afford it, but the money usually goes to buy more art supplies. This blog is to share the results with you! I am a Work in Progress.

Dianne Lanning Fine

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The Creepies are coming...

Squash - 5X7 watercolor
 The laptop is not talking to the scanner right now, so this was done through the digital camera. There is more, but I haven't taken pictures of them yet. Bummer.
Have a Happy Halloween!

Filet Crochet  rose wreath - 5X6 cotton
I know, off-topic. But I've been trying to keep my hands in with the needlearts part of my activities. This was my first filet crochet in a very long time, and I hadn't ever done much. It was sort of a warm-up to try something more adventurous.

That lead to this:
Filet crochet, cotton size #20, about 15X12
This one took a while. As you can see at the bottom point, I started it according to the directions, but it DOESN'T work. So I modified the vertical stitch and continued. The changed stitch worked! This is supposed to be part of a table cover, there are more identical sections. Will  do the others?  Hmmm.


  1. Un bel hommage à Dame Automne et Halloween que cette dernière peinture...
    Quel magnifique travail que celui que vous venez de réaliser au crochet ! Bravo !
    gros bisous à vous

  2. Hello Dianne:) So nice to see you're posting again! Love your painting. You still know how to do it:) Also love your neadlework. The daffodils are beautiful. I would love to see the other sections. How much time is involved in one section? Keep up the good work! Have a nice (almost) weekend:)

    1. Hi Renate! Thanks for stopping by and your compliments. The one panel of daffodils took a almost 2 weeks. It was mostly working in the evenings. I used size #80 thread made for tatting, sometimes called "frivolite'" Very thin thread, very tiny crochet hook.
      I'm still painting, I'm just having technical difficulties posting them to the blog. Thanks again for coming!