A TECHNIQUE DRIVEN Blog dedicated to mastery of surface design techniques. First we dye, overdye, paint, stitch, resist, tie, fold, silk screen, stamp, thermofax, batik, bejewel, stretch, shrink, sprinkle, Smooch, fuse, slice, dice, AND then we set it on fire using a variety of heat tools.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Monday, September 29, 2014
Sunday, September 28, 2014
In 2009 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Quilters Guild of the British Isles, there was an exhibition challenge on the theme of 'Pearls, Pearls, Pearls' and at the Festival of Quilts a category 'Pearlescence'. It seemed an appropriate time to try some of the specialist media available to add to acrylic paints.
I played around with painting pearls onto gessoed piece of Durham quilts as in my previous post but for a variety of reasons decided not to go down that route.
'Temple' paintings of Ian McKeever resulting in 2 major quilts and a large series of samples and journal quilts.
Golden fluid acrylics micaceous oxide . More details about the construction of this quilt are here.
repaints but to my mind the layers glimpsed add hidden depth. The process involved first painting the background around the main shapes, filling in the organza seed heads then finally painting over with very large ovals.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
You can read more here ,here, here and here about the inspiration behind this quilt but in summary I used old Japanese Kasuri inserted as the 'breakwaters' and painted the section of quilt with gesso ( you can see below how grey the background colour was in comparison! )
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
I've particularly benefitted from painting holidays with Susan Gray in Slapton. She's given me a lot of advice and intrigued by my wish to work on fabric, has really pushed me to experiment. Also to look critically at my work - sometimes you have to get rid of or alter the bits you really like for the sake of the whole composition.
So here's some of my non- fabric acrylic painting of the sea done on those courses - I really miss not having done it this year.