Friday, 1 June 2018

The Dragon Sleeps

Sorry, I'm late - partly because I knew early on what I wanted to do and partly that I got carried away and it grew like Topsy.

I loved your choice, Linda.  So much to choose from but the line drawings spoke to me right from the beginning.  Her seas...all those lines.  How could I resist?!

So following on from being inspired by an artist's style and interpreting something local or familiar, I have chosen to base my piece on a well known feature of the Jurassic Coast (a World Heritage Site) on my doorstep - Durdle Door.

Durdle Door dragon
Durdle Door

Linear Meditation 2

Lots of stitching, changing of threads, tying off and losing threads and Inktense painting.  It is a whole-cloth piece.  I wasn't able to paint as I wanted because of the quilting and potential bleeding but I'm reasonably happy.

Now, what's next?

Hilary


10 comments:

  1. Lot's & lots of stitching. Great subject matter and you have nailed it.

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  2. Well done Hilary! What an amazing natural dragon in the sea. The stitching is brilliant. I find WBG's work so inspiring and so stitch-like, it would be easy to go on and on with her work.

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  3. Great choice of fabrics too - they really work with the stitching.

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    1. It's a wholecloth, Linda - base is white fabric stitched and painted..chuffed you think it is a variety of fabrics. H

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  4. I love how you've created the Durdle Door - your quilting on it is quite spectacular. Nice use of the lines in the sea and shore.

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  5. I love your interpretation of Durdle Door. I'm not surprised that most of us were inspired by her line Drawings: they are so stitchable.

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  6. Your choice of subject incorporating WBG's line drawings was inspirational and your stitching and painting brought it altogether. I really like everything you have done.

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  7. Wonderful choice of quilt stitches for all the different aspects, sky, dragon and sea. Interested to hear that you painted the background. Did you use acrylic or textile paints ?
    Being able to paint on our quilts has opened up all sorts of possibilities for textile artists .

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    1. I used Koh-I-Noor paints, Rosemary. They are strictly speaking not textile paints as they are not permanent. They are vibrant water colours. I wasn't thinking when I rushed to get the piece finished and would have used Inktense if my brain had been in gear. Ssh, don't tell anyone but I am going to add to the piece with Inktense... H

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    2. Thanks Hilary. I must practice using the Intense crayons and pastels more. It seems that they are very vibrant and easy to use . I can get them here in NZ which is a bonus ! R

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