Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Alex Janvier
This artist proved to be a real challenge for me .Even choosing one painting for inspiration was difficult . After much deliberation I decided to concentrate mainly on his style and use of line work. I found it fascinating the way he creates positive and negative spaces with random lines . It took several attempts before I came up with a design which pleased me . Then I had to decide what were going to be the positive spaces (coloured appliqué pieces) and the negative spaces (white). Usually I do a lot of free motion stitching but in this piece decided that only the background be quilted so that the positive spaces stand out more. In the end I really enjoyed the process ,had fun doing it, and like the piece .
Here is the Janvier painting which was the most influential for inspiration .

Here is my piece. I have called it "I see fish"
I look forward to seeing everyones inspired pieces . Rosemary













12 comments:

  1. I think your piece is stunning. I go with your idea of only quilting the white areas

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  2. OMG, that's fantastic. I love the vibrancy and movement of your piece.

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  3. Gorgeous Rosemary. You've captured his colours and his movement beautifully.

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  4. This is exactly the effect I wanted, and failed to achieve! Lovely piece. I am even more determined to go back to mine now and to try and improve it!

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  5. I am surprised to hear you say you struggled as knowing some of your work I thought it played straight into your hand. There you go! Beautiful piece and love the title as it is so apt.

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  6. Beautiful Rosemary. And like Linda F, this was what I had in mind, but failed to achieve. Well done!

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  7. You have really captured the spirit of the artist. Wonderful quilting sets off the colored design!

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  8. Everything about your design is wonderful, the design, colours and quilting. You have done yourself proud. Well done on a beautiful piece of work. Next time I visit I want to see it on a wall somewhere! As Colleen said it is really vibrant.

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  9. A successful interpretation of his work. I like the colours and the sense of movement.

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  10. Amazing! You truly were successful in all aspects of interpreting his style and integrating his animal shapes into the design...kudos to you!!

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  11. Stunning - the result I suspect of a great deal of close observation. Well done.

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  12. This is such a strong composition, Rosemary. I'm not surprised you are happy with it. From the colours to the beautiful flowing lines to the choice to only quilt the white areas - wonderful.

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