Friday, September 30, 2016

A Couple of New Challenge Quilts (in progress)

The challenge due in October for studioQ, chosen by Andrea, is a painting by Georgia O'Keeffe, "Autumn Trees - the Maple", painted in 1924.
My interpretation got away from me.  I had two fuchsia and black pieces that I had painted with thickened dye several years ago. I had used bits of them in other pieces, but I decided to feature them in this piece.  So I started with strips of solid blue and the dye-painted pieces, and it just went on from there.  Fun to do, but the result is a bit chaotic.
Maples run amok!  15" x 20"
I've really enjoyed the Masterpiece challenge.  And Jay and I have been showing off our pieces at the North Texas SAQA meetings.  And now our SAQA group has started a similar challenge.  For our first month, Shelley chose "Harran II" by Frank Stella, painted in 1967.
I loved the little white line separating the colors.  So I decided to feature it in my interpretation.  
Stella's House,  18" x 18"
Neither of these pieces are quilted yet.  I've become obsessed with my latest quilt, based on a thin section of banded quartz and hematite.  More about that later.

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Shannon said...

so fun to see your challenge pieces! I especially like the white in the second. Georgia O'Keefe is an interesting selection for interpreting in piecing- what a great idea for a challenge. Definitely trickier I'd think than something more geometric.

Gwyned Trefethen said...

Fascinating to see how you get the essence of each challenge painting. Nicely done.

Anonymous said...

An interesting challenge. I especially like your interpretation with the little white lines separating the colors. Nice detail to focus on.

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