Thursday, October 28, 2010

Fabric/Mixed Media Skinny Page - Just a boy and his parrot

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Although I'm still waiting for my sari ribbon and fibers to arrive, I worked quite differently with this piece than I have in the past.  A little more free form and concentrated more on 'thread painting', adding organza and other textural elements with beads, and embroidery  thread and sewing in other fibers.


First some just for fun macros -







Below is a photograph above and a scan below - the scan is the most recent and almost finished piece.


And here it is on paper, digitally -






I've already decided on my next project - it's hopefully.....fingers crossed,  going to be a painting of my daughter's cat - Paris and the next in line after that is a painting of her girlfriend.  These are, as you can see! drafts of the photographs  'altered' digitally which I have found helpful in the past to start envisioning the final piece.




Thanks for visiting!!!!!!!





17 comments:

Bea said...

I just love, LOVE that skinny page. Frankly, it would make a great postcard and you could just, oh say, pop it in the mail and send it over to Wisconsin, you know. :)Bea

The Painting Queen said...

Those are just gorgeous! Beautiful colors and textures! I just saw your button on the Nick Bantock exhibit, and thought you might like to see my post on something inspired by his trilogy.
http://thepaintingqueen.blogspot.com/2010/08/hand-painted-toilet-seat-lid-really.html

Tuire Flemming said...

Oh, I so love what you do with textiles - it´s like magic! And they turn to digital pieces as well.

romantic decay said...

Your work is stunning!

Helen said...

Wow, so colourful and full of interest. Love it!

Healing Woman said...

Oh! The colors are fabulous. I especially love the baby blue. The entire piece is so rich looking. If you don't mind my asking, what kind of material did you print your digital image on before sewing? It almost looks like canvas. I really love this one.

Your daughter is beautiful and I'm anxious to see results of the digital you create for her. I'm wondering if you will use those new fibers you got online. Yummy.

Rona Gregory said...

Hi there! I found your blog via Lisa (wrightstuff), I absolutely love this piece! The colours, everything!

Beautiful work

Ro

Lisa said...

great pieces Trudi.. you have such a fabulous visionllove your ideas for the WIP pieces and your fiber work is really sensational.
I sent you a message that if you have not received my fiber, I'll pop another in the mail. xo

Kathy said...

Trudi, this is beautiful. The colors are just amazing. Do you ratchet up the colors when you print? It seems as if you do. I love this! - Kathy

Lenna Young Andrews said...

Trudi . . . this piece is spectacular!!! I love your "more free form thread painting" approach. The texture, the colors, the stitching, the beading - WOW. i am in love with this skinny page, truly! it sings to me.
xo lenna

Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

Love the colours and vibrancy of this skinny. Interesting to see the development with the digital rendition. Looks as if you are having fun!

Kim Palmer said...

The colours and textures in the macros are wonderful Trudi, I love those shots. Great translation from the digital images to the textile piece.

Terri Kahrs said...

Just look at all of these lovely comments!!! And you deserve EVERY one of them, Trudi. Your latest skinny is nothing short of outstanding in every way. BRAVO!!!! Hugs, Terri xoxoxo

La Dolce Vita said...

love those macros and your textile is just fabulous!

Createology said...

Lovely art...fabric and paper. Your colors and handiwork are very beautiful.
Happy Halloweekend...

Becca said...

Oh Trudi, how I love the macros of your beautiful collages! The colors are so vibrant! What a lovely piece, and the cat is so so cute, I can't wait to see what else you do with it. So inspiring!

Seth said...

This page is beyond amazing. The colors and the textures really sing. And your photography is perfect!!