Saturday, 30 June 2018

Little Swarm

 I had never heard of Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, so I was delighted to discover her great talent. I will continue to study her work.

I chose her painting ‘Swarm’ from 1963 as my inspiration.

Swarm 1963


Little Swarm
For Little Swarm I chose a light grey fabric for the background and bonded the squares with ®Mistyfuse, a few at a time, and quilted as I went along. The squares are all ®Colour Catchers, the red ones painted with acrylic paint. I loved using this method and I see a series coming...............


And now for a big apology to the group:

So embarrassing, I had it in my head that the reveal day was end of June and thought I had plenty of time. So when Hilary contacted me, to hear if anything was wrong, I meant to do my piece as quickly as possible, but as you can see, it didn't happen, sorry everyone.

I just love being a member of this group and hope I will be forgiven. 

6 comments:

  1. No need to apologise and certainly not when you bring a work like this to the table. As soon as I realised you'd chosen this work I could imagine how you'd interpret it. Love the clear graphic style you've chosen.

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  2. It was worth waiting for Mae-Britt. I love the colours you have chosen and the spark of red in the centre emphasises the greys .

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  3. Agree ... worth waiting for. Missed that piece of hers. Just speaks, great one to work with.

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  4. Well done! A clean, bright, modern take on a great piece by WBG

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  5. Don't apologise Mai-Britt it is a really lovely piece and I love your colours and your interpretation. It is both fresh and, as Helena said, a modern take on the artist's work.

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  6. I like your "swarm" Mai-Britt. Nice interpretation, and it would be great if it leads to a series for you.

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