New series

Painted-sample---new

New series sample 1

 

I’ve been working on a new series using a different layering style of painting.  I layer the circles and then paint the background around them so that they have an ethereal look.  This photo is part of a much larger quilt.  After I quilted the piece, I added paint details in the tiny circles orbiting the central element.  I love how the black and white “meteor-like” images stand out against the red orange background.

I also used this technique in another piece, but employed very subtle color, and it has a totally different effect.  In the first sample, I quilted the background with a great deal of motion, but in the example below, the background is much more free, with non-directional energy.  This sample reminds me of a worn leather jacket…worn because it is your favorite and can’t be let go.

Line work and color…same technique, two different looksfrom the studio

Sample Two

Sample Two

About studio18artist

A contemporary artist using canvas and cloth, paint and thread.

10 comments

  1. The colors really glow!

    • Thank you. I love to work with strong color, especially red and orange. BUT, I also like the softness and mystery of a more neutral palette. In this case, I wanted to explore both using the same technique…so different. Sue

  2. I love the organic nature of these quilts – Donna Sebastian

  3. Another brilliant creation from you. Where do you sell your work? I’d be interested at potentially investing, just need to figure out how much to start saving.
    Sincerely
    Benjamin

    • Benjamin…I sell my work through exhibits and through my studio. There is a great variance in price depending upon size and construction techniques. I will answer your email separately.
      Sue

  4. meta

    Lovely work again, Sue!

  5. Lovely glowing colours and the stitching looks great! I, too, have been dabbling with the ‘stitch first , paint later’ technique on a textile vase I had created in white. It was really interesting.
    Barbara

    • Thanks, Barbara. I didn’t plan to paint after stitching, but after it was stitched, I felt it needed some more. I started adding the paint very slowly, but once I got going, I liked it. I think we have both found something exciting. Sue

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