Friday, January 18, 2008

A Rose

A Rose, Art Quilt, Neocolor II, (8" x 10")
Fannie Narte

8 comments:

Stephanie Pettengell said...

Beautiful..............

Fannie said...

Thanks, Stephanie.

Joanna van said...

Fanny! Oh my! You are just such a beautiful thread painter and a wiz with the neocolors! I'm curious what type of material you start with. Also, do you start your thread painting first and then use the crayons? You blend so beautifully! We could all use a tutorial from you! Love, love, love it!

Joanna

Fannie said...

Welcome, Joanna! Nice to see you here.

This piece is made with muslin. It seems logical to start with the thread painting first, doesn't it. But I paint with crayons first. Sometimes I begin with a pencil sketch on paper to work out the composition. Most times, like this "A Rose" piece, I just paint directly onto the muslin and blend with water. When it's dry, I heat set it with iron, then thread paint. Doing it this way gives me freedoms that I don't have if I start with the thread painting first.

I have shared my techniques throughout my blog, and have considered a "formal" tutorial. I'll seriously consider it. Thanks for looking.

P.S. I Love "Surface Design."

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SurfaceDesign/

Catherine said...

Beautiful piece, Fannie ! So soft and delicate.

I read an article about an English painter who mixes watercolour and sewing. For example, she paints landscapes and adds the foliage of the trees by sewing. I think you could brilliantly explore this kind of concept.

Fannie said...

I think my fiber art is headed in that direction, Catherine. Thanks for the vote of confidence. I've combined needle felting and thread painting with watercolors and that seems to work nicely. I'll keep playing and see what results. It's all fun!

Jacq said...

Your rose is beautiful. You have developed a wonderful technique.

Fannie said...

Thanks, Jacq. I was so glad to see your name on my exchange group.