Saturday, March 29, 2008

Irises

Irises, Silk Painting, (7" x 7")
Fannie Narte

This is my version of Louis Comfort Tiffany's leaded favrile glass window titled "Magnolias and Irises," ca. 1908, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Enjoy,
Fannie

9 comments:

Diana Evans said...

Hi Fannie...this is stunning...The vivid colours and the wonderful leading detail are amazing...thanks for the links too...I never really knew about Louis C. Tiffany...just the tiffany lamps and stuff...so it was very nice to learn something new over my tea this morning...

I really enjoy your work...it is fresh and new and I love that I can pop by and see something special with each and every visit...

Cheers,
Diana

Fannie said...

Hi, Diana. It would be nice to join you for a cup of tea. ;-D

Glad you enjoyed the links. I enjoy your blog too.

Jacq said...

Your silk paintining is beautiful. I love the blending of the colors. What kind of frame are you using?

Fannie said...

Hi, Jacq. I used a silk hoop that is preframed with wire. They come in different sizes. Here's the link: http://www.dharmatrading.com/html/eng/749797-AA.shtml

morningDove said...

I would love to do this on cotton not silk. What did you use for leading? and it didn't run?! wow! how did you control it? I did a stain glass flower quilt for my mom, very time consuming using bias black fabric.

Clevelandgirlie said...

Wow Fannie - this stops me dead in my tracks -- it is DROP DEAD GORGEOUS!!! Every time I visit you I am more and more impressed and inspired with your bold use of color and design. Spectacular! That's the only word I can think of to describe this.

Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

Hi Fannie,

I have discovered your blog through my friend Cathie R. Love all your work. This Tiffany piece is a treasure.

Fannie said...

Hi, Dove. Your comment is timely. I played with silk on cotton yesterday. I may post it today. ???

Leading: In silk painting, a "resist" is used to outline the areas. It comes in clear, which is removable, or in colors such as black, gold, silver, copper, etc., which was meant to be permanent.

I enjoy creating stained glass quilts with black bias or zigzag stitching. Silk painting is another medium that can look like stained glass. Hurray for choices!

Enjoy! Fannie

Fannie said...

Thanks, Cathie!

Welcome, Jeanne! Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to post your comment. I visited your blog--nice work and quilting.