Thursday, October 20, 2016

MONOCHROME STRIPES, Day 4

In traditional pieced quilts, fabric is used from cast-off clothing that is still good enough to be repurposed. The quilts are a means of making something useful and often beautiful from leftovers. They are improvisational in the sense that the quilt maker does not buy new fabrics for the quilt.

A 'Paint Quilt' is a piece—striped, in this case—that we were instructed to make from the leftover paint on our Lesson 7 palettes. No planning ahead, no squeezing out new paint. We were to use only paint left over from the monochrome-stripes pieces we were working on. 


Monostripes #4 (Paint Quilt)
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some soft edges, some straight and delineated edges;
visible brush strokes—vertical in the three top-to-bottom stripes,
horizontal in the lower left vertical stripe, and
multidirectional elsewhere;
variety comes from brushstrokes, value variations, and stripe sizes
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I didn't 'finish' this piece in any way,
and it reads as unfinished when I look at it;
I intend to play with it further, possibly cheating
by squeezing out new paint, and for sure using ink or pastels
before later sending it as a postcard.

6 comments:

  1. What a great idea! I like iy on it's simplicity.

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    1. Thanks, Carol. Yup, the simplicity is lovely, as is the low expectation for outcome. And, in my case, having started a postcard, I'll have fun playing with is just a tiny bit, following no lesson guidelines but just my own whimsy of the moment, before sending it off to my dad.

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  2. Love the dark line with the rough edges. So glad to see you having fun Dotty :) (And learning to boot!)

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    1. Yes: the dark line with the rough edges! Even though I tend to want things to be a certain way (god dang it!), it's the things that are rough around the edges and unexpected and out of synch that so often nourish me in the end.

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    2. YUP! Yes, neat and tidy corners are what I think I want, but rough and rustic, shabby and worn... now that gets me every time!

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    3. You're singing my song, sister!

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