Friday, February 26, 2010

A Little Kandinsky

I have always loved Kandinsky's painting 'Farbstudie Quadrate' so I thought I'd try my own color study using squares.

This last weekend I was really suffering with of all things, a bad case of pink eye. I was so bored and decided that I could at least still paint. I cut 12 12" squares of PFD fabric and used Stewart Gill paints to paint each one. I tried to keep the painting loose and tried to experiment with different color combinations. With the pink eye slowing me down, it took 3 days to paint all of the squares.

Tuesday with the pink eye feeling better but still running a fever, I found out I had an ear infection. I was scheduled to go to Singapore today but had to cancel because of my ear...why do I feel like I should be in grade school??? I am finally feeling better and did manage to piece the squares together. This piece still needs work. Tomorrow I may adjust some of the colors and I am thinking of trying some metalics and/or Alchemy which is an interference shimmer glaze paint.

I have also though a bit about the quilting. I plan on using lots of different colors of Isacord thread and I was also thinking of doing some hand stitching with embroidery thread. I am not thrilled with this right now but I think the quilting will add a lot so stay tuned.


artymess said...

Hi Judy thanks for visiting my blog and your kind comments came to visit you and i love your work especially your 'Live the creative life piece' its FABULOUS ...(what size is it?..I am pleased you have the same feelings about colour I will watch this blog with interest .......Lorna x

Rochelle said...

Hey Judy, looks great so far. Sorry to hear you have been down and out a little, feel better soon. Rochelle

Sue Bleiweiss said...

I love Kandinsky's work and I've been doing a lot of reading and study of his life and work the last few months. This piece you've begun is off to a great start and I look forward to seeing it progress.

Hope you feel better soon!

Lynn Cohen said...

I was sure this was a fabric quilt. Lovely painted!!!!

Susan Schrott, Artist said...

I am really enjoying your Kadinsky inspired quilts. The colors and thread work are really exciting. Keep em' coming.