Saturday, July 20, 2013

The Sentinels


The Sentinels was inspired by the painting (above) by George Caitlin. Caitlin painted mostly scenes of Indian life as well as many Indian portraits. I first saw his work in the Renwick Gallery in Washington, DC where there is a large permanent installation  of many of the portraits. I liked the lines and shapes in this particular painting; the embellishments are the decorative stitches around the spheres, in the striped fabric, and on both sides of the blue area. My quilt is approximately 24" x 18".
Ann In Fallbrook, CA

4 comments:

Jan said...

Nice abstraction of your chosen piece! Simply done but producing powerful lines. Your color choices really work well to abstract the artist's muted.colors. Good job!

Linda Mac said...

Seeing these two pictures together, I finally "get it". You have the same basic shapes and angles. Now I understand how to abstract. Don't know why I couldn't see this before now.

Tobi said...

Your abstraction is quite a jump from the original! The bold colors make quite a statement, and the quilting adds a nice texture when I look up close.

CD MacKenzie said...

Your interpretation of the inspiration piece is very bold color-wise. I like the circles you've used to represent the shelters. The perspective, to me, is a bit off if you were working toward being true to the inspiration piece. But it isn't necessary in an abstraction.