Thursday, 31 August 2017

Lucy in Gold

From the moment we decided to use artists as our inspiration, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I have done several Klimt-inspired pet portraits in the past and it was Lucy the pug's turn, so this was my opportunity. Lucy was painted and stitched and I had tremendous fun beading and adding some glitz, including an authentic Indian bindi on her forehead. The gold background fabric is shiny satin that I found in my collection, and the patterned fabric on the left, with applique enhancement is a piece of a Balenciaga scarf given to me by a friend. Every minute spent working on this piece was a joy.
Here is a detail shot.

These are my other Klimt-inspired pieces.
Daisy a la Klimt, my first one.
Darth a la Klimt, my second.
Chloe a la Klimt, my third.


10 comments:

  1. OMG.. these are all wonderful. Lucy in gold is amazing. Wonderful use of all your different kinds of fabrics. You can see the fun & love you experienced in stitching this piece.

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  2. Lucy is fabulous Helena! And the picture doesn't do the gold fabric justice - it's really gold and shiny.

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  3. Ha, ha, Helena, that gives me joy to look at. A pug + Klimt! My Sister has a lovely pug, but I never combined her (the pug) with glamour. Well done!

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    1. I'd love to see a photo of your sister's pug Mai-Britt. Their faces are all so different. My Lucy is very small with short legs, not your typical pug.

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  4. Lucy certainly took centre stage with your piece, and you can see how much you enjoyed doing it. The colours are so subtle and used to great effect, the overall execution is marvellous and a lovely addition to your other pieces.

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  5. What a super collection of Klimt pets ! The way you have used colours similar to Lucy's coat but then added in the black , white and gold makes it such an interesting piece. Are these pets all members of your family ? Rosemary

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    1. Chloe and Lucy are my current dogs, Daisy was my first dog and Darth was my friend's cat.

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  6. You have surpassed yourself this time, Helena! Lucy looks completely at home in all that glamour and luxury. What a superbly inspired piece.
    Hilary

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  7. They are all lovely, but I think that Lucy is the best.

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  8. Oh My Gosh!!! What inspiration to have your muse(s) so close at hand and so close to your heart! Your lighthearted take on this challenge has created serious treasures! Have you ever thought of marketing doing pet portraits this for pet owners?

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