Monday, May 9, 2016

"Poodle at Daybreak"


"Poodle at Daybreak"  12" X 12"

Poodle at Daybreak


 This is the picture before I added shadows with purple tulle.





I realized after taking this picture of the original artwork by Maxfield Parrish next to mine inspired by him, that I needed darker shadowing.

 I was invited by Alida at http://tweloquilting.blogspot.com/  to make an art quilt inspired by a well known artist. I chose Parrish and found this critique:
Few can imitate his actual technique, however. Parrish would painstakingly build up his luminescent colors in layer after layer of transparent glazes. Unlike the old masters who originated this technique, Parrish used a blue and white underpainting, rather then the traditional grissaile or terra verde. If you ever get to see his originals, you wll be struck by the jewel-like quality of his colors, almost like looking through stained glass. Parrish, in fact, collaborated with the famous glass artist Louis Comfort Tiffany on glass mosaic mural called The Dream Garden, which can be seen in the Curtis Center near Independence Hall here in Philadelphia
from http://linesandcolors.com/2007/01/24/maxfield-parrish/
 
This is how my piece started.
I cut my precious personally made hand dye for the background. Whew!

Laid out rough cuts of fabric to become the rocks and poodle.
Gathered sheers to layer on for golden highlights and shadows.






 

Previously, I made a series of 13 quilts inspired by famous artists for a group project called STAT. There is a label on the sidebar that will take you to those posts and show you those quilts.  (Sometime this week I will show you the last one I made based on Georgia O'Keefe)
All of my STAT quilts have a focus on texture of fabric in art so I continued the series with "Poodle at Daybreak" making it in the same size 12" square and with an emphasis on texture. 
I only wish you could see it in person. There are three-d rocks, metallic threads done with free motion, appliqued sheers in layers.
Note the sheers in the sky, the use of prisma color pencil to create a bright yellow glow around the poodle.
And the binding. Done with these hard to handle metallic, ravelly, damasks.
I used the back of the fabric, to give a silver and gold frame to the piece.

It's always a big decision, to bind or not. This seemed to need a frame and I gave it quite a narrow binding frame.






 Most of my STAT quilts have a poodle in them, as a common thread. Cole my standard poodle is my muse, and ever sweet and interesting. I used his image in each art quilt, and enjoyed working in series to explore another artist's style while entertaining myself. He posts here on Wednesdays, and he's quite a character.

I hope you enjoyed seeing this. Please look at my other STAT quilts at your leisure starting HERE!

The week long party of everyone's art quilts can be seen here:   http://tweloquilting.blogspot.com/

view one of my previous ones my Klimt   HERE

Thanks for coming! Please leave a comment or email me
 

36 comments:

  1. I love it, it is an artpiece... the rock looks like real somehow! well done!

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  2. Oh your Cole Series of Art quilts is just fabulous! Just love Poodle at Daybreak.. that fabric is amazing...and the beading really makes it sparkle...like early morning dew drops...lovely work hugs, Julierose

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  3. I'm fascinated by your creativity. I hope Cole appreciates your efforts. How's his shoulder, by the way?

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  4. You always have the most fun! Love the idea. nd that piece you dyed is amazing. It is so hard for me to cut into anything like that........thanks for the post today.

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  5. This turned out great. It sure would be great to see all the Cole inspired pieces in one exhibit or publication.

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  6. This is a credit to all Poodles every where.

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  7. A most fabulous piece of textile art!
    That hand dyed fabric worked out just perfect for this!
    "Use it" is still being accomplished!

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  8. A most fabulous piece of textile art!
    That hand dyed fabric worked out just perfect for this!
    "Use it" is still being accomplished!

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  9. Wow!!! Love your fabrics choices and all the other things you add. It is a real Parrish piece, but with the poodle it is also a real Paylor!!! I love it.

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  10. What a cool piece! I love the mix of textures and colors. True Parrish.

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  11. How neat, a 3D art quilt. Great work and love the hand dyed fabric. I wish I could see it in person. Love the poodle too!

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  12. How awesome is your series of poodle art pieces. This turned out great!

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  13. How awesome is your series of poodle art pieces. This turned out great!

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  14. Really lovely use of color and then the poodle adds some whimsy!

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  15. You totally nailed it girl! It's fabulous! Awesome job.

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  16. As always you mastered the mixed textures by creating an inspiring piece that has so many creative elements! I hope one day to have the courage of break from the flat pieces and adventure on more 3D paths! Thanks for joining the hop!!

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  17. What fun! Your other STAT projects are awesome, too.

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  18. What a gorgeous piece of art, made with so much love. Wow, Lee Anna!!! Cole is one lucky poodle.
    Hugs,
    Preeti.
    http://sewpreetiquilts.blogspot.com

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  19. Your hand dyed fabric for the background is beautiful and so perfect for this project. What a lovely interpretation!

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  20. O M G
    That is so amazingly beautiful.
    I love all your details. I never would have thought to add colored pencil over fabric!
    Everything blends together so well and when I look at it I feel love and peace and tranquility.
    GORGEOUS !!!!
    sent in by email... too good not to post!

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  21. Awesome interpretation! I love the use of your own dyed fabric and the substitution of the poodle. Great creative process you exhibited.

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  22. Hi Lee Anna, your dyed fabric really brings in that luminescence from the original work of art. I'm looking forward to reading about your other art quilts.

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  23. I commented before but Google had a brain fart so forgive me if this is a double comment. I do so love this quilt! The hand dye is perfect for a daybreak sky and Cole looks like he is enthralled with the morning light. Nicely done :-)

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  24. How fun is this! It's a beautiful piece, Lee Anna!

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  25. Hi LeeAnna, I was just off to bed and saw your link on Esther's blog and just had to look LOL. I'm. So glad I did what a interesting and exciting blog on this darling wee quilt, it looks quiet big and I was surprised to see that it is only 12inchs square? Thank s so much for the tutorial, I always learn so much from you. Cheers Glenda

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  26. Love it! As always your attention to detail really makes a difference.

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  27. I love seeing just how you go about bringing something to life. There's nothing harder for me than actually cutting into my hand dyes. They do no good on a shelf, but they are so pretty there! LOL!!

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  28. Love your piece - the poodle is a great addition. And, the hand dye creates a perfect sky. I have some damask and it sure does unravel! But, what a perfect frame!

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  29. Beautiful work and adding your poodle to it is perfect!

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  30. Beautiful, hilarious, unexpected, delightful! It reminds me of that Lion King scene, holding the baby up in the air on the edge of a cliff!

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