Wednesday, September 20, 2006

This is my most favorite because he discharged and then went back in and added color. Posted by Picasa
I think this is an earlier piece that was also in Quilt National. Posted by Picasa
Another of Bob's pieces. I think this was one that was in Quilt National. Posted by Picasa
This piece is done in silk. It is a little hard to see but the quilting was done in an up and down motion leaving open areas. This created some very interest horizontal even puckering. I have to spend some time trying this technique Posted by Picasa
Another picture of the same quilt. Posted by Picasa
This is a close up of the last quilt and you can also see some of his quilting. Posted by Picasa
This is one of my personal favorites. This was done by distressing styrofoam and then laying black fabric over it and dispensing various forms of bleach.  Posted by Picasa
The gentleman on the left is Bob Adams. He is our guest artist. What fun we have had doing discharge. In case you do not know what discharge, we are working on black fabric and removing some of the color by using bleach in many different forms. You will see some of Bob's quilts in the next few pictures. Posted by Picasa
As I mentioned I am taking a Silk Painting class this semester, and this is our teacher Arturo Sandoval and one of his students. Behind them is my partner for the class. Not a very good picture of him but he is from Korea and is quite the artist! Posted by Picasa

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Silk Painting Class

I am taking a Silk painting class at the University of Kentucky. Interesting experience being in a class with so many young students. We are now paired up so we can share some of the equipment, and I am with a young man that is Korean and doesn't speak all that much english. I think he understands but is shy about expressing himself. Should be a lot of fun to get to get to know him.

Next week we have a visiting artist by the name of Bob Adams. He is an art quilter and has had pieces in Quilt National for the last 3 shows. He is going to be teaching Shabori and Discharge, all of which I have played with a little. He also is going to Critique the students in our class. Of course I chose to, and think it will be a wonderful opportunity.

We drew 12 sketches, and from those we had to choose three for projects to be completed this semester. You can see the ones I chose and I will post pictures as they are completed. One of them will have 72 different colors it it. That I can't wait to see!
This is the 3rd drawing I chose. Since I have never worked on silk before, my thought was that I should keep the drawings very simple.  Posted by Picasa
This is the second one I selected. It will be 30x 30 when finished. Posted by Picasa
This is one of 12 sketches we had to make for the Silk Painting class I am taking.  Posted by Picasa