Friday, May 14, 2010

and Even More Graffiti

Okay..........so have you had enough yet?
Here are more pictures of the progression of this piece.

This is my first painted piece and in working on it, I have learned a great deal. For one thing I learned that not all textile mediums meant for fabric paint are the same. The one used for this is very thick and it was difficult to get a nice smooth flow with the paint. I have since tried a few others that work much MUCH better.
Once the central portion was all drawn, I began to paint from the center out. Some doodling inside the lettering was done prior to adding paint and some was done after.


Once I finished painting the "circle" I still needed to decide what I would do with the corners.

Yup, that is the way I work, I never know exactly what I am doing with a piece until I am right in the thick of it. I thought it needed some sort of a "flourish" but I wanted it to still relate to the design. Since the quilt's design is asking a question I decided that these stylized curly Q Question marks were just the thing. Extra stone and brick separates them from the central message.


When it came time to figure out what I would use for backing and binding I took a piece of that painted background fabric and painted little squares of each paint colour I had used (sort of made my own selvage dots) and took that with me to shop.
I came across a batik with the exact colours I was looking for and I think the binding compliments the piece very well.

18 comments:

Barb said...

No, never enough of this amazing project! The details just blow me away. I realized I've dropped back on my "stalking" here... but still I big fan! You and your work are amazing! Keep em coming!

Needled Mom said...

Your work is incredible. I loved seeing how it progressed and the finished project is stunning.

Quilt Hollow said...

I love your work...no doubt about it. I still doubt that even if I tried I could get anything to resemble your artistry.

Karen S said...

Nope -- not enough. I love seeing the process. So which textile medium did you find that worked best? Did you have to heat set the drawing before you painted? I have more, but that's probably enough questions for now...

Barbara said...

This is an incredible piece of art.

Carol said...

Thanks for sharing the process. I am enjoying following along :) Congratulations on the award.

Jackie said...

I am jst in awe of it! I do hope your guild has a display at 2011 CQA!... how did you get the fine black lines? Is that paint or a marker?

Sherri said...

In answer to your first question...no, you cannot have enough....PICTURES!!! I love love love seeing details in the pictures as you progress through things!

Robbie said...

Well, you know I never tire of seeing progression of your work! I just love this piece. i don't think we can appreciate all the detail you have in Graffiti. Wonderful!

Kim said...

Beautiful stuff.....I never tire at looking at anything you create.
I'm amazed at how you let the project speak to you and guide you onto the next part of the project with nothing planned in advance.

So creative and wonderful to look at, thanks for sharing the process.
How was your piece received? Did folks like it?
Happy Sewing

Quilter Kathy said...

Oh my gosh! You must have the patience of Job!
So many steps and so much detail.
Amazing!
It's amazing that you found a commercial fabric for the binding that matches perfectly!

Clare Wassermann said...

no not enough - give me more -- this is so fabulous

Diane J. Evans said...

There's Never Enough Jill for me -- love the detailed pictures.

Now come the questions: Which textile medium did you like the best? And how did you get the gradation of colors in the curliques in the corners?

Love it, love it, love it!

Diane

Zlaty said...

Amazing work! I can imagine my hand shaking on the finishing touches! Your design is very creative!

Thanks for sharing the process! I enjoy it very much!

Have a great creative week!

Linda M. Poole said...

You did a great job kiddo! That is how I painted the seahorses for my fabric line, and glad the fabric medium worked for you.We are on the same wave length as I am working on a doodle whole cloth myself (pics coming in about a couple weeks). You may like this blog also: http://stegart.blogspot.com/

Terri Stegmiller said...

This piece is beautiful!!!

Joan said...

HIS is FANTASTIC!! Speechless!!

Joan said...

In fact - It seems I cant even spell correctly :)
More pictures are never a problem!

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