Thursday, May 16, 2013

How big?




How big? 

That’s the question I’m getting most often when I post about “We All Swim Together,” the new piece I am working on now.

Big. 

Bigger than any art quilt I’ve done to date. But as far as the exact size, I really don’t know yet.

To give you a better idea of the scale of this piece so far, I spread it out on our king-sized bed. The seven fish I’ve painted to date run from one side of the bed to the other. I suspect this piece will end up being at least 100" square. Maybe bigger.


I don’t usually work this way. I usually plan, and sketch things out, and know exactly how big the finished piece will be. I'm letting this piece take me where it wants to go. I’m taking a risk, having fun, focusing on the beauty of the fish, and not thinking too far ahead. 

I like it so far … both the piece and the process.

P.S. If you want to see detail photos and info about the fish I’ve painted so far, just click at the bottom where it says LABELS: We All Swim Together, and it will take you to all the posts about this piece!

4 comments:

  1. What are you thinking for the background? I love how this piece is progressing.

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    1. I'm going to paint the background in blues and greens, and then I might add some text! Not completely sure yet.

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  2. I had a feeling it was about that size, from seeing your other pieces. I just love the way you painted them, really beautiful.

    Debbie

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