Monday, February 18, 2008

Artist's postcard - but I'm not the artist!

For a while I've been trying to think of a theme that I could use occasionally to work on small pieces which I could carry with me. Then I looked at Barbara's post and an idea was born - to take a small detail from a painting and re-create it in stitch. This interests/challenges me on two levels. The first means looking in detail at a painting, noting how the paint is applied and then comparing this over a range of pieces by the same artist. The second challenge is the usual one of interpreting the work in stitch - at least I can make this easier for myself by careful selection!

So here is the first, an easy choice - easy to recognise the artist and easy to interpret in stitch. At some point I've have changed the orientation but this wasn't a conscious decision!

Painted vilene, overlaid with sheers.


Barbara Cheeseman said...

Mmm, I like this, Linda. Did you bond the sheer bits or just stitch them down? The edges don't show ion the pic, justa nice blending of one colour into the next.

sharon young said...

Lovely PC, Linda, the whole piece works really well together. Nice idea for inspiration too.

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Robin said...

Ooooh, this is lovely... and VG would be pleased with your "interpretation!"