Thursday, July 30, 2015

On Location at QBL - Off the Wall Friday

The Abstracted Collage
Greetings from Quilting on the Lake!!  Wow!!  Its been a world wind week here in Judi Blaydon's ARTful Quilt class.  I'm so glad I picked Hopper's Chop Suey for inspiration since it lent itself nicely to an abstract collage.   So first we created our collages which we then made line tracings of.  These were blown up into full size master patterns.  From there we are reproducing the abstraction into fabric. Its as easy as that!  Or actually as hard as that!

The Angst - The Struggle - The Blood - Sweat and TEARS!!!

Okay, so I'm being a drama queen (big surprise), but somewhere around Wednesday, it dawn on me that this was not going to be as easy as I thought.  You really needed to look at the inspirational collage to get your values and colors correct.  It was hard!  But as most hard things, well worth the work!!  I'm happy to say by Friday afternoon my quilt top will be done and ready to quilt!

Not only is the class going great, but my classmates are great too!!  I met a reader in class - Susan Griffin who was inspired by one of my favorite Fauva moment artist, Andre Derain.  I love her interpretation  - didn't it come out great?!  She wanted to use the bold colors of Derain in a straight forward direct manner tempering them with the use of a neutral.  I think she was totally successful!

I'll share my finish piece next time but here is  sneak preview!

So what have you been up to creatively??


Anonymous said...

It looks so great using Hopper as inspiration. Looking forward to seeing the finished quilt top.

Nina Marie said...

This will be the first time in 14 yrs I finished my quilt top at QBL....I'll only have to quilt it!

Turtlemoonimpressions said...

Looking good there! I'm Staying tuned for the finish!

quiltedfabricart said...

Abstract is so hard! I stick to the pictorials because I have no clue how to even begin to abstract. I bow to you my friend :-) love Susan's piece. Interesting to see the process.

Angela said...

Oh enjoy being away! I have friends that were there last week and loved the experience.

Terry Aske Art Quilts said...

It looks like you're having a lot of fun! Looking forward to seeing your finished piece.