Thursday, May 22, 2014

“Lenten Rose”

“Lenten Rose”
by Susan Brubaker Knapp
copyright 2014
I am rather excited to share with you this piece that I made yesterday. It will be about 14 x 11" when it is faced (maybe smaller, as I am considering cropping it in). It started with this ink drawing in my sketchbook, which I did sometime last year:


I then water-colored the line drawing:
 

I blew up the black ink line drawing and traced it onto white fabric, using a Micron Pigma Pen, then painted it with ProChemical & Dye transparent textile paint:


And then I stitched with black thread: 

 

I do a lot of crosshatching in my sketches, and it was interesting, and more challenging, to do it in thread:




I had a lot of fun with this, and I rather like this more graphic, sketchy, loose style. It is not as realistic as most of my work, but it is fun. And certainly faster. I am looking forward to using more of my sketches in my textile art!

7 comments:

  1. That's gorgeous, Susan! And thank you so much for explaining your journey from beginning to end.
    Love it!

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  2. I really like how this came out and I think it is fun to do art pieces and experiment with color and threads.

    Debbie

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  3. Wow, love it. The colors are so vibrant and I really like the cross-hatching.

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  4. I believe I like this even better than the more realistic pieces. (But then I don't often get accused of being a realist!)

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  5. Very nice. Really enjoyed our workshop last month in Winston-Salem. Looking forward to the new season of QA in July.

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  6. Very interesting piece and it looks like it was somewhat of a challenge.

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