Thursday, October 30, 2014

Cezanne - The Kitchen Table - Day9

It is exciting to finish a piece. The stitches follow the contours in the paint and highlight the objects. The beauty of the Masters is that different areas of the piece could stand as individual compositions. I really enjoy the process of remaking the Masters. I can't wait to start another!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Cezanne - The Kitchen Table - Day8

When laying out the same multicolored fabric for the backing and binding, I discovered that a 3-4 inch border of color really gave more excitement to the piece. Now it is ready for the a few days you'll see the finished "painted tapestry ". 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Cezanne - The Kitchen Table - Day7

The multicolored fabric that I used for the inner border really made the painting "pop"!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Cezanne - The Kitchen Table - Day6

Since I am using so many neutrals, I thought color would make the painting "pop". I used a ‘regular’ fabric, mixing it with batiks in the same project. I know is scary for some quilters, but be brave and enjoy!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Cezanne - The Kitchen Table - Day4

It is so exciting to see the painting come to life. Painting on batik fabric is awesome because it distorts less than regular fabric.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Cezanne - The Kitchen Table - Day3

I chose an Island Batik neutral with a little texture for the background. I apply paint in a translucent manner, so the color of the fabric shows through to create a depth of dimension for the composition.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Cezanne - The Kitchen Table - Day2

I will continue working on my Masters Series. Here I am auditioning fabric for my next painted tapestry, replicating a Cezanne.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Cezanne - The Kitchen Table - Day1

Today I received a wonderful package of Island Batik fabric, and I can hardly wait to start a new project! This collection of fabric is inspiring; it has my artistic juices flowing!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Van Gogh Pavement Cafe - Day5

To me, this feels like a smile at the end of a warm summer day, enjoying a cool drink with good friends and kicking back for the evening! 

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Van Gogh Pavement Cafe - Day4

Quilting another layer of dimension with thread, I used contrasting effects as well as the defining lines of stitch.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Van Gogh Pavement Cafe - Day3

I added the border with a pop of color by creating a yellow flange (Island Batik fabric). I used an exquisit Van Gogh printed fabric of his painting Iris Garden”. It's bold, but I think it gives the energetic feeling of a true Vincent!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Van Gogh Pavement Cafe - Day2

I had fun painting the café, and now the fabric will go to my machine for quilting, creating a "Painted Tapestry".