Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Charcoal drawing

Charcoal drawing from my life drawing class on 26" x 40" Stonehenge. Assignment was to create a large portrait from a photo. This came from a tiny photo in an old National Geographic. I love working this large, feels so freeing.

Quilt close-up

This is a close-up of the quilt. All quilting was done by machine with black quilting thread.

Henry is quilted

This started out as a drawing of a model from my life drawing class on some twill fabric with some conte and marker. I added some acrylic ink set by heat, then washed out the conte. It is about 4' by 5' and backed with muslin. This is my first quilt so a big learning experience. I'm not sure I'm through with it. I wanted to add some references to language on it. My aging husband is having some short term memory loss and frequently struggles for language. These symbols represent those word and thoughts that are floating out there beyond reach. The whole project was fun to do and I think there will be more to follow this one.