|Earlier this week|
So here's the thing. . . . I like a plan.. . . I need a plan. . . . I create with a plan. Now I know that a lot of artists are into the whole intuitive thing, letting their creations have a serendipitous spark to them. But that's not me.
Still I try not to be anal. So in my last few figurative works, I've been working from a loose sketch which usually helps me get the proportions right and then I work from there. And that's where I'm at with my latest piece.... Monet's Door.
This week I worked through all the base of the quilt, leaving all the many, many flowers I have planned for later. I'm still trying to decide what I'm going to do about the flowers. Do I fussy cut them from my fabric stash. . . . or. . . . do I just abstract them out using patches of color to give the impression of flowers. When I looked back at the impressionists painters they did it both ways .
|Detail of Monet's Chrysanthemums with blots of color|
|Detail of Monet's Spring Flowers - Much more detail oriented|
When I was whining to my daughter, Tessa that I didn't think I had enough flower fabric in my stash, she said, "Momma, I've been in your fabric room - you have a ton of flowers up there!" So I took another trek up to the third floor and yeah - she's right - I had a ton! (I really do forget how much cool commercial fabric I have since I haven't been using it lately!)
Anyways - its getting to be sink or swim time since this piece is due in less than two weeks to the blog hop coordinator!
So what have been up to creatively?