Art Every Day, Friday, May 31, 2013
Here is today's new piece. I call her "The Tale of the Lazy Eyed Woman".
But seriously, I took a class today at Wild Heather, taught by Robin Sruoginis all about painting faces on fabric. I have never claimed to be any good at drawing and realism is something I've never been very interested in achieving. But, I enjoyed this process quite a bit. It is always fun to try something that is new to you and this portrait drawing was very new to me.
I figured that it made total sense to include one of my drawn images to my daily piece today and I didn't have much time, so I layered her on top of some red hand dye and added the bits of warm colored fabrics in front of her. The quilting in the rouched up fabrics is a large stipple and the quilting in the background is long vertical wavy lines. The only quilting I did in her face is along the sides of the nose, the lips and her eyebrows. My favorite thing about this piece is her hair. I stitched it with a "herky jerky" free motion zig-zag which was perfect. She may be a little crooked around the eyes but I still like her and loved the experience of bringing her into being.
Hey Christa, it was fun playing with you today at the studio!