Monday, January 31, 2011

Gee's Bend Quilts and a Painting

Painting Stage One
The first stage of painting

Briana's Gee's Bend Quilt Painting
The completed painting inspired by a quilt from Gee's Bend

Today was the first day of Get Your Paint On with Mati McDonough and Lisa Congdon.  They had the clever idea of having us look at images of the quilts from Gee's Bend for inspiration.  Boy did I have fun!  I love color and shapes, so this was a perfect exercise for me.  And guess what?  I DID get my paint on, and it felt awesome!

5 comments: said...

wow! that was fast. nice job. i was sooo excited to see gee's bend as inspiration...
i still have to clear off a work space!

sukey said...

i don't know what it is called but the books on either side of your blog are Gee's Bend Quilt like! love the painting too!

ramona said...

Your quilt painting looks so much like an inspiration of the women of Gee's Bend Quilts.
I was able to see the exhibition when it came to the Art Museum in Milwaukee WI. a few years ago.
It was fantastic.
I remember walking around this huge room full of Quilts hanging on the walls, suspended from the ceiling, worn denim, cut up feed sacks, overalls, brightly colored dresses, all part of some of the most intriguingly beautiful Quilts I have ever seen. Great job!

sarah said...

you are fast! that looks great - love the texture. am loving the class so far and can't wait to see everyone else's stuff!

helen said...

wow - great colors!


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