Monday, 30 May 2016

Living in New Zealand probably means that I will be the first to post. So here goes .
I think that this series is going to be most interesting and certainly a challenge for me . Patricia's choice of Klee as our first artist was perfect as he had so much variety in his work . Like many of you I found it quite difficult to choose an example to interpret . However I finally decided on
   
   CAMEL IN A RHYTHMIC LANDSCAPE


                                                    
                      The reason for this choice was because I liked the shapes and the colours . I realised that the 'lollipop' trees represented musical notes so decided that I would keep the linear format . The background was a challenge and so I simply painted it and then used a variety of variegated threads so that the brushstrokes were visible .
I didn't include the camel in the design but instead took the triangular shape of the ears and the spiky 'humps' and placed these randomly in the design . I also used these shapes in the stitching of the trees.
Klee seemed to like simplicity in this work which I tried to portray .
What fun it has all been . I called my piece 'Discord 'as I halved the trees and placed them differently from the placing in the original .





                     DISCORD

12 comments:

  1. Wow! Rosemary, you have made an impressive debut. I will leave it to the others to talk about all the many intriguing aspects of your design, and I will just compliment you on the very effective background treatment you have chosen.

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  2. Rosemary, I love the way you have interpreted the piece in your own voice, without copying it. The colours are more lively and vibrant than the original, and I especially love the whimsical polka dots in the trees, and the way the circles are offset. A treat for the eyes!

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  3. I, too , love your work. Especially the offset trees. A great interpretation!

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  4. You've very cleverly made his piece your own and not a camel in sight!
    This is one piece that I'd love to see close too, you've manged to incorporate so much texture in a small quilt.

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  5. I thought I had commented on this, but the publishing process seems to have wrong! I love this piece, the way the colours change in the background and the trees in particular. Lovely composition.

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  6. Great fun, indeed! I like the way your red triangles frame the piece.

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  7. I like the way you have used the camel forms as part of the design instead of using the camel itself and also the way you have ofset the trees, and incorporating them into your design instead of using them as Klee did. The background painted and then using variegated thread was very clever and gives a really painterly look.

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  8. First off the mark and the newest member of the group - but what an entrance! Grief - I didn't even 'see' the camel until you mentioned it. I just love your trees, the combination of curves and spikes, the jaunty colours. But especially how you recreated that background. A tour de force. H

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  9. As has been said .. what an intro Rosemary. Love the use of bold colours and the crispness of the piece. To quote Paul Klee 'I love colour'.

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  10. As has been said .. what an intro Rosemary. Love the use of bold colours and the crispness of the piece. To quote Paul Klee 'I love colour'.

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  11. Congratulations on such a spectacular piece! The points along the sides and circular dots on the trees add to the many textural delights. Love the palette as well.

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  12. I love the foreground and the background. Klee has definitely inspired you, but you've made it all your own. I didn't see the camel either at first!

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