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>Friday Flowers

18 Feb

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One subject which often appears in artwork is the humble flower.  From the old Dutch masters to Georgia O’Keeffe and more, many artists have  chosen to recreate flowers in paint, clay and fabric.

Over the past twenty years I have created many floral pieces as well.  here is a small sampling.

anthurium painting one

 Anthurium 1989  Acrylic on canvas.  30” x 40”

flowers for keiko 72 full

Flowers for Keiko 2004  7” x 9”  Machine embroidery, machine quilted.

Flowers for Angie 72 full

Flowers for Angie 2006  24” x 18”  Hand quilted, machine quilted, embellished with beads, sequins and mirrors.

20100226_09

Tulip Time 2010 6” x 6”  Machine applique.

August 2002 full view

August 2002 Journal Quilt Project, handmade felt, machine embroidery, 3D appliques, shisha mirror embroidery.

hollyhock page for fabric

Hollyhock Journal Page 2009  11” x 8.5”  India ink, watercolor, paint pen and found quote

floral medley complete

Floral Medley 2010  24” x 40” Applique, found objects, machine embroidery, machine quilted.

bird of paradise drawing two

Bird of Paradise 1989 22” x 30”  Dry pastel on paper.  This image is reversed from the original so that I could make a photo transfer with it.

bird of paradise embroidery 1

Bird of Paradise II (Study in Orange and Green) 2011 8.5” x 11” Machine embroidery on cotton twill. 

No matter how many times I revisit floral imagery, I always find something new to marvel at.  Do you have any favorite subjects that you return to again and again?

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2 Comments

Posted by on February 18, 2011 in art quilt, flowers, machine embroidery

 

2 responses to “>Friday Flowers

  1. Peg Duthie

    February 18, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    >Beautiful work! (Here via your chicken link at fluent self.)

     
  2. fairbetty

    March 1, 2011 at 1:42 am

    >These are beautiful… (also here through finding you on fluent self). I'm creatively inspired by your work! Thanks for sharing it!

     

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