|Portrait of Mlle. C. Lydia Cassatt, Mary Cassatt, 1880|
|Miss Lydia, Jeanne Turner McBrayer, 2012|
It was fairly easy to cut all the rather loose blobby shapes except for the face. It took about four tries to cut a head that was the right size and had a pleasing profile. In fact, I liked my color study so well that I decided to hand-embroider the raw-edge shapes, and then quilt it. I also added gold and other colors of Shiva Paint Sticks to try to replicate the light and reflections of the painting. I quilted it with a variegated orange-yellow-green thread, a pear green, and black.
The other project is my original composition using the same palette. My chosen subject for the class was landscapes. I worked from a photo of a barn in the North Carolina mountains. It is actually a horse stable that we pass every time we descend from the top of "our" mountain on our Gator rides.
|Glen's Barn in Autumn, Jeanne Turner McBrayer, 2012|