Thursday, May 30, 2013
Art Every Day, Thursday, May 30, 2013
Here is today's new piece. It began with a piece of fabric that I painted last week. I layered the painted piece on a hand dyed deep blue green cotton voile then tucked in a couple of strips of hand dyed pineapple silk in a deep orange.
I frayed the hell out of the silk then using a pale tint of yellow thread I stitched around the painted orange circles and blue green spikes then quilted long wavy lines in all of the white background that are about 1/8" apart. The heavy quilting in the background really pushed the circles and spikes forward. I stitched small circles in the orange pineapple silk using a variegated brown thread. I finished the piece off with some simple wavy lines stitched in the blue green and some twisted blue green strips of fabric couched along the two edges with the orange fabric.
I really like the piece. It's got such great depth, the swirls in the background are a nice play off of the spikes and circles and I like the little bit of black paint that is repeated along the edge with the black batting.