Friday, October 29, 2010

October Surface Design Demo

This from the Summit Quilters Newsletter:
"Fiber artist Rose Legge provided our October program. We all gathered around and watched Rose create her own prints on muslin, using stencils cut from freezer paper, and stamps made from thin foam and other materials. She even convinced us that you don't have to draw to create art. Rose also brought several books on art quilts, and some of her own creations to inspire us. Thank you, Rose!"

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Child's Face

Kids are the hardest portraits to do. Why? Because you need to use such a light hand. They're very easy to overdo! They don't have much in the way of lines, shadows, etc.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Completed Face

This is the nearly finished art quilt. I've pieced it together with hand dyed fabric (and some commercial fabric). Now I need to add the backing and top stitch.

Making Faces

To do portraits, I start out very light. You can always go darker, but you can't go lighter; so my rule of thumb is to go layer by layer until it's right.

One of my new transparent collages

Summer Dance

Summer Dance
One of my collages