|"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
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.
And the binding. Done with these hard to handle metallic, ravelly, damasks.
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
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