Friday, September 30, 2011
I knew immediately which painting I wanted to use for this challenge. A friend and I had gone to the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown MA to see the Pissarro show. I loved the soft green, blue, and peach colors of his Apple Pickers painting. I found that finding a copy of the painting on the internet with true colors was very difficult and even played with the one I found to make it darker and have more contrast-closer to the painting as I remembered it.Looking closely at the painting, I could see more colors than I first realized-shades of blue and green, plus the peach were obvious but there was also small amounts of yellow, orange and tan and dark brown. I tried to keep the color palette somewhat in proportion to the painting.
I used some of the silk fabric that my friend sent me and made a long narrow quilt 8" x 24" to fit an artist canvas frame that I bought. The embroidered flowers came on the fabric as did the buttons on the peach fabric. Working in geometric shapes seems to be easier for me but I'm not sure it is as artistic as decorative.
Nancy Schlegel, Albany NY