Art Every Day, Saturday, June 1, 2013
Here is today's new piece. It began with another of the faces that I drew in the face painting class that I took yesterday with Robin Sruoginis. This face is very simple with almost no detail, just getting a feel for the "bones" of a face.
To make this piece I simply layered her on top of a blue cotton voile which is set on top of violet painted batting. I tore a bunch of strips of cotton and silk fabrics in the analogous run from yellow orange to violet and stitched them down with the strips hanging down in her face. The I turned the strips up and over to look like they were being swept by the wind. I'm quite pleased with the effect.
The quilting in the face is simple, I just stitched along the major lines of the lips, nose, chin, ear and neck. Then I added her eyebrows and finished with some light blue in her irises. The white background is stitched in wavy, vertical lines that are about 1/8" apart and the blue background is stitched with a small stipple. Again, I like this piece. I LOVE learning new skills and plan to draw a lot more.