We move forward from two successful exhibitions in 2016 in Prague and in the USA to the challenge of an exhibition in the Netherlands in the Autumn. We continue to work on A2 sized pieces in portrait format and will be producing four pieces over the year with the theme of 'Freedom'. An essential part of our art is working in series to a common format which does give us all a framework for our creative endeavours.
Monday, 10 February 2014
The creative juices are flowing in abundance :-). Don't get nervous if you have not yet made a quilt this year, I am on a roll here. This picture - an aerial photo made by George Steinmetz -:
inspired me in making my 3rd quilt. This is how it turned out:
Some time ago I had bought a textured black felt. Not knowing what to do with it at that time I put it into my stash. It was the perfect background for this piece. I applied bronze and gold paint to it to get it more in the color I wanted. To create depth in it, I glued two layers together. The holes were cut out in a random way. The bottom layer slipped a bit while cutting creating a kind of shadow line.
There is a lot of fabric in my stash, but I was not able to find one to my liking to resemble the mines. So I decided to apply paint to batting. This way I could play a bit with the colors and the texture would be visible. Here is a detail picture which shows this: