Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Still Life

"Still Life" was the theme for this month's project.

PAT: I had an unfinished fabric collage of a butterfly from a class with Susan Carlson. I added borders and tulle, and Swarovski crystals to emphasize the butterfly details.  I then mounted it on canvas using a mitered border.

MARCIA: I printed a photo of red onions, and layered over it a faintly striped tulle, which gave the piece some interesting shadows.

HOPE: I started the portrait of my dog Pierre in Esterita Austin's class.  We were all given a piece of ice dyed fabric to use for the different values.  I found it challenging to look at multiple colors and still find the values.

I took a photo of a dinner plate hibiscus, enlarged it, traced the main parts onto vinyl, placed parchment paper over it, and painted.  When dry, I ironed a fusible over it and went to flip it onto batting.  However, not all the paint came up, so I placed a patterned material under the flowers and leaves, which gave it an interesting texture.