Saturday, June 12, 2010

15 Pears

15 Pears

This is one of the pieces I started during my week at a surface design retreat. The colors are a real divergence for me. I agreed to donate 3 10"x10" pieces for a local charity event in October. Knowing how I can not always trust my body to behave, I'm trying to do them now. One done, 2 to go.

This one has many textures and is both silk screen and free form paint applied with some little scrapers I made out of Styrofoam. The Styrofoam was the kind that food is put in at the market. This is easy to cut and shape. Hope you all try using this free material.
 
I'm not a big fan of variegated thread.  However, it just seemed to fit this colorful piece.  Comments appreciated.  What else could I have used.

4 comments:

norma said...

I love it! I am a fan of variegated thread and think it works on this piece. I like the way you have the pears in several different modes. Great job! They are very lucky to be getting three pieces from you.

Michigoose said...

I really love the threadwork and I think that the variegated was just the thing! Love the shadows and the print. Nicely done.

pcoxdesign said...

Ann this turned out to be a wonderful and happy piece! I remember your fabric posting after the classes you attended and I love how this finally came together.

Barb Forrister said...

What a fun piece. Love the golden pears and the text. Thanks for sharing.