Thursday, 31 May 2018

Wilhelmina Barnes-Graham
Another  previously unknown artist to me . She led an interesting life amongst groups of other artists but had a variety of styles of her own . She was varied in her work and I found it difficult to choose a particular painting or even a particular style . In the end I interpreted 2 of her paintings trying out different techniques . Here are the 2 paintings I selected :



The styles were very different from one another . Here are my interpretations :



I think I prefer the one on the right which is somehow gentler. For this I took a sawn off 2inch square piece of wood and used it as a stamp. The one on the left I used wool and free motion couched the lines of colour between the circles.I had good fun with both . Rosemary

7 comments:

  1. Glad you managed two, one was sufficient for me. Both your pieces work beautifully but the one that I am drawn to is the first as I feel it has more content. This is probably because it is in the style that I associate with you and for a very good reason.

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  2. it was so hard to choose a piece for inspiration! I also prefer the big circles for its impact. i wonder if the wood block print might have been even more effective if you hadnt printed the squares in such straight lines.

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  3. I too like the one with the big circles - love the vibrant colours and as always your quilting is always an inspiration. You have interpreted her work so well in this one, so well done

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  4. Two pieces! We obviously have something in common as you have straightened up W B-G's shapes, something I too was tempted by!
    If I had to choose I think I'd go with the first piece, if only because the second is almost too regular. (Can't believe I'm saying that because I love the effect of the crosss cut print.)

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  5. Lovely interpretation of the blue/circles - I like the way you have the lines to connect all the dots so to speak! I like the second piece too, Rosemary, but then, I like organized patterns.

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  6. You've been busy! I can't make up my mind which one I prefer. I like the quilting and colours of the first one, but I like the simple shapes and adore the print of the second. I would love to see what that wood block print would look like overprinted in another colour.

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  7. You put us to shame, Rosemary, but it looks as if you had fun and that's what this is all about - fun and stretching ourselves. I prefer the first for the vibrancy and the mix of scale brought together with the lines. Brilliant quilting. As Helena said, I would have preferred the block printing to have been squiggly - more alive...? H

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