Monday, July 15, 2013
Art Every Day, Monday, July 15, 2013
Here is today's new work. This will be the last in the mid-mod/retro mini series. I only painted four pieces of fabric.
With this one, I laid the painted fabric on dye painted red batting and added three narrow strips of ripped black linen. I stitched partially around each of the three red circles, the fine black intersecting lines and the long black strips all in black thread using a scribble stitch. Then I stitched down the centers of the red circles around the gold highlighted ares using red thread then finally I stitched the hell out of the background using matching thread and a rough, jagged, angled stipple.
I like this piece too, but it's my least favorite of the four, mostly because it feels a bit religious and I am not. I added the black strips to take some of the emphasis off of the small black cross like painted lines, but then I stitched along side them and sort of highlighted them all over again.
Well, I've got to get prepped for my video shoot tomorrow. I'm shooting a full length video on fabric painting.