Based on a series of sketches I have made of swing dancing, inspired by my son's love of jazz. This is a large mixed media painting, 48" x 60". Thread, muslin, gesso, matte medium, and ink, on primed, stretched canvas.
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
Continuing the thread drawing series, these are all 8" x 10" and mounted on stretched canvas using matte medium. I have added gesso to the one at the top, "Sleep". Don't think I will use it for any of the others, but am planning on making a large piece this weekend, 48" x 60" and may incorporate gesso on that one. We'll see. Hope you enjoy these little experiments, hopefully I'll be back next week to post a pic of the larger one, if it is successful.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
These are small pieces, none over 10" in any direction. Machine embroidery on muslin, mounted on gesso board with matte medium. Green one has an overlay of silk organza, also attached with matte medium. I like the effect of the loose threads, a foil to the precise lines of the drawing.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Here are some quilts I have finished recently. The first one is based on the "Storylisteners" sketches here on my blog, from last year's Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, TN. It is 48" x 48". I will be working on more quilted pieces based on the remaining sketches. The other one is "Blue Glasses", 50"x40", based on a drawing in one of my sketchbooks from the 80's.