Monday, August 29, 2011

"sisters"

I took Carole's challenge as using color to portray mood and atmosphere in this challenge. I've used some very bright colors in this piece to portray the liveliness of jazz. Also some hand stitching to create the movement of music. My older sister plays piano and has the most beautiful jazz voice, and I ...well I always dreamed of playing stand up base. So here we are 'Sisters'.
Looking forward to your comments, and thanks for the great challenge Carole.

10 comments:

Louise said...

Rhoda,

I think that your fabric color choices along with the quilting motif add the excitement to this piece. The use of the varigated thread also helps to give movement. I also feel that the hand stitching adds another dimension to the texture. Thanks for sharing!

Louise

Jan said...

Lovely and so fitting of the theme filled with various textures and a definite light source shown by the colors you used. Nice...

SusanPI said...

Excellent! You absolutely got the colors and the mood! I love the detail of the sheet music. Great job:)

Art by Rhoda Forbes said...

Thanks everyone, I don't get the 'texture' part...I must have mis-read the challenge :)

Cynthia Ann Morgan said...

Hi Rhoda, I think you nailed the mood and atmosphere of an intimate but lively music scene. The stitching to create a flowing movement very well. I love the big flower in the foreground...it's unexpected. Great job!
Cynthia

Cherie in Del Mar said...

I so love your style Rhoda! This piece resonates with the joy of shared music with your sister. Great atmosphere...great piece!
Cherie

fastfriday said...

wonderful textures! your quilting adds so much interest. This really shows the joy of sharing with a sister.

Pat Havey

Linda Mac said...

What a great piece. Definitely captures the mood. The detain of the hand quilting adds a lot to this too.

Betty Donahue said...

Your bright colors portray a happy mood.
Betty

fastfriday said...

Rhoda, what a lively piece! Our family is musical also and I can almost hear the music now. Great job!

Susan Armstrong