Saturday, May 12, 2012

Miss Lena Horn

Hi all, this maybe cheating a little but recently my time has been limited and I really loved this challenge.  My husband's Mother, at 91, is finally slowing down mentally and our daughter is fighting an illness.  We are spending lots of time away from home, both live in NC.
At any rate I loved this challenge and it brought to mind the image that I recently  recently finished for an exhibit at The Art's Center in Clemson, SC.  The exhibit was titled Painting the Blues and was part of a local Blue's Festival.
I Chose a portrait of Miss Lena Horn and used the Gestalt Principal of closure.  I chose a piece of fabric with music notes as the background with black over top.  I manipulated the image in PSE until I had only the black and white image above. 
The image is 12 x 17 and is matted and framed.


Cherie in Del Mar said...

WOW Marilyn...this is fantastic! What a marvelous example of closure!Love it!!

Ann In Fallbrook, CA said...

Very nice. Your choice of sheet music fabric instead of plain white truly adds emotion to your piece.

Julia in NZ said...

I agree, the music fabric is inspired!

Louise said...

Very striking and visually interesting. The music fabric just fits the bill and adds another layer of interest. Awsome answer to the challenge.

Louise Page

Marilyn Wall said...

Thanks all, I felt that the music fabric was just right for this piece. I would love to do more with the Gestalt Principle.

California Fiber artist and composer said...

The music really makes the piece sing