Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Intensity

I am a new member to FFFC and thrilled to be here. I have been following this blog for the last year and have been impressed with the creativity of the group. I loved August's challenge and wanted to get an early start:)

This piece represents the inner turmoil and tension brought on by the external world. This person is internalizing the immense tension 0f the storm. I used two photos which I altered and merged in photoshop. I played with the color to get that deep purple/grey of dark stormy days. I further intensified the color with Neocolor II water soluble crayons before binding and freemotion stitching.

I have been spending a lot of time the last year playing with art quilt tools and colors. I have been using: dye, various paints and inks, water soluble crayons, pencils and markers, screen printing, stamping, transfers, deconstructive printing, etc. However, very little of my playing has resulted in finished pieces. I am hoping to complete one piece a month using different techniques. All critiques and comments are welcome!

LindaBN from Louisiana

6 comments:

Nancy Schlegel said...

Welcome to FFFC. You certainly made worthy piece for the challenge that definitely gives the atmosphere of tension. I'm fascinated how you can manipulate photos-never tried that but your piece is encouraging me to do so. Keep up the good work and good luck to hubby.

Louise said...

This is a great piece which meets the challenge set forth. The use of the quilting motif along with the coloring gives a feeling of tension. I also like the dark coloring outside the figure which to me represents all of the exterior forces which have an influence on our beings. Congratulations on completing your first challenge. Hopefully this creative outlet will help you through the months of treatment with your husband.

Cynthia Ann Morgan said...

Hi Linda, Welcome to the group! I love this piece, it's dramatic and graphic. I can relate to it...I feel that same tension in the neck and shoulders at times. Great job! I look forward to seeing lots more of your work.
Cynthia

fastfriday said...

Linda, your piece is great! I can sure relate to the image, I get migraines when we have storms. Wonderful work.

Susan Armstrong

Art by Rhoda Forbes said...

Oh my, can I relate to this piece. And the colors bring it 'all home'...wonderful composition.
Welcome to the group, looking forward to more of your work.

SusanPI said...

Fascinating! You got this perfected - Welcome to the group!

Susan Ward aka Susanpi2
"Imagination What a Wonderful Thing"
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