Monday, October 03, 2011

Dame Firenza

I was inspired by Georgia O'Keefe's beautiful painting, The Poppies. What an inspiration. I used fused raw-edge applique with thread painting for the scales, and gold foil for the eye. Dame Firenza is actually a sweet little dragon (in my imagination), but something got her irritated at this time - probably me trying to picture her. Interestingly, the batik I used for her head is called "Volcano!" I was in a "fairy tale mood" after finishing my challenge-60 piece, so I just sort of slid into this one with ease. It is great being pushed to work FAST and on subjects I would never have approached including raw-edge which I used to hate. Sure is a wonderful group, lots of inspirations from the other members, and I have enjoyed the challenges put forward by each of our hosts. Thank you to all of you, and I would enjoy each and every comment you have to offer. Sandi






Titled - Dame Firenza

5 comments:

fastfriday said...

Sandi, sorry you've had trouble posting. Very cool piece...what was your inspiration?
Cynthia

fastfriday said...

I love the Georgia O'Keefe poppies and I think you have captured the colors beautifully. Your dragon is very effective. I love the repetition of the yellow in his horns and fire.

Pat Havey

Linda said...

Although the colors are similar the subject is so different. Very good use of color in developing your own style.

Jan said...

Without seeing the poppies I never would have thought that was your inspiration. From passive beauty to fierceness. Like it...

Ann In Fallbrook, CA said...

very believable dragon, and I like your choice of quilting motif.
Ann In Fallbrook, CA