Thursday, 31 August 2017

THE GOLD LADY - Klimt

Some of you heard I broke my wrist  three weeks ago, however as it was quite badly I needed surgery which sounds funny for me to say but it turned out to be a blessing as they inserted a plate, wrapped my arm up for 10 days, removed everything and said get on with it, use and exercise you arm. So from thinking it was going to be my turn to be late, voila, all done and dusted.

Last year visiting Hilary we took a drive south and one of our visits was to the Lost Gardens of Heligan which is where I have taken part of my inspiration from .....


She was called ' the mud lady'.

My colour palette I have taken from this piece of Klimt .....


Combining the two this is my piece ......


The background and tree fabrics were all from our local supplier, Amafu, which I had in my stash. The forest floor was my starting point.  I used thermofax screens to add details on the tree bark and the lower path fabric.  The lady was painted and appliqued onto the background.  Her hair is moulding paste, added right at the end, and painted.  I have no idea whether this will be permanent. Time will tell but it gave me what I wanted. Machine and hand quilted.  

8 comments:

  1. So "you" Phil. So sorry to hear about your wrist. You have truly melded the two: Mud Lady a la Klimt.

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  2. I'm glad to hear that your wrist is on the mend - you didn't need that in your life!! You've done a great job with the mud lady - I hope the hair will last. It's beautifully put together.

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  3. What a smart combination, I love what you have done to her dress and the mixed media you have used.

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  4. Well done on this piece Phil, in combining the two different aspects and using Klimt's trees and colours. I so admire how you think "out of the box" and wish I could get my brain to do the same, therefore you are an inspiration. A really interesting and thoughtful piece of work. Well done on executing your design with a broken wrist too.

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  5. So glad your wrist is mending to the point where you can sew again. This is a remarkable quilt and very different . I would love to see this work up close as it is difficult to visualise the moulding paste in a photograph. You have used very interesting techniques as usual Phillida !

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  6. Well I never! Yes, I would never have l thought of the 'mud lady of Heligan' as inspiration but what you have done is truly remarkable. So many details have been added subtly so that they blend in almost unnoticed. Very special.
    Hilary

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  7. I love the way you've combined the mud lady with the Klimt inspired birch trees. It works really well. Sorry to hear about your wrist, but glad to hear that it's quickly on the mend and that your are able to sew so soon after. I am only now feeling comfortable sewing, seven months after having broken my shoulder. Perhaps I should have broken my wrist instead!

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  8. Pleased to hear that your surgery allowed you not only to complete this challenge but to get your life back again!

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