Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Two offerings

Well, after struggling for a long time with the challenge of making something 'inspired by' and not a copy of a Hundertwasser painting, I suddenly had two ideas.

Red Sky in the Morning...


It was so good to get out fabric from my stash and be happy to cut into it.  The piece is raw edge applique, Bondawebbed and edge stitched. I added colour on the face with Fabrico pens and some very old Pigma Micron pens (excellent for fine lines).
Tapestry of painting, Aurora, by Hundertwasser


My second piece is a bit of whimsy.  It was my first idea but I am glad I waited as more ideas came as I dived into the previous piece thinking I wouldn't have the time to do this one.

Weymouth gets a Hundertwasser Make-Over


Weymouth, home of the 2012 Sailing Olympics and the white chalk picture on a hillside near Weymouth of King George lll on a horse (Weymouth was a favourite holiday town of his).  I realised while I was working on the first piece that I might have the beginning of a series - Corfe Castle (Pierneef) and Shipley Canal (Scheeler) so why not make my piece about Weymouth which is only about 30 miles away and has just been voted 'Best Beach in the UK'.  And yes, there is a building with 'rounded' towers on top!
I have drawn from a lot of Hundertwasser paintings of houses, faces, fishes but this was the starting point.
Downtown - the Outskirts of Town by Hundertwasser
I had a lot of fun creating this piece but learnt a lot about the use of paint - when you dilute a colour it can become too liquid and bleed!!!!  I wanted the blotchy/sketchy effect but not the bleeding.  It is a wholecloth quilt with Fabrico pens, acrylic paint, and Pigma Micron pens. 

10 comments:

  1. While some of us struggled, Sis produces two!! Snigger! Both have worked very well & the Weymouth one is delightful, however, my vote goes for the first.

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  2. I agree with you Phil, I prefer the first. It is very bold and whimsical but not derivative.

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  3. With all you had to do this month, I don't know how you even got one done! They are both great, I like the modern abstract-ness of the first. But I like the way you interpreted Weymouth.

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  4. I like your idea of a series incorporating various places in England which you have visited . We could look forward to a trip around the UK . I have never visited Weymouth myself but my daughter has and loves it . She would enjoy seeing this quilt as much as I have .

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  5. You were definitely inspired by Hundertwasser's works...gave you plenty of energy and creativity for two amazing pieces!! Kudos to you! Each piece has a distinctive interpretation but I prefer your Weymouth piece...so whimsical and playful...including the eyes of the fish!

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  6. Nice job making Hundertwasser your own.

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  7. All the pieces you did were so different and so interesting - just goes to show what we can do to change and adapt different designs and interpretations which has made this challenge so inspiring. I think we can safely say we can only be challenged, in a good way, by all the different artists so far. I especially like your first piece, the colours, design and the way you have made it different but very Hundertwasser. Great pieces, all of them, Hilary.

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  8. Great job, I just can't decide which one I love best. It's the one I look at the moment. One is fun and one is calm........

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  9. I agree with Mai-Britt, I like them both, and both are excellent interpretations of Hundertwasser's work.

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  10. You've been hard at work Hilary. I prefer the design of the first one, but prefer the colours of the second (too much pink for my taste in the first).

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