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Sunday, September 13, 2009

My First Portrait of a Person

BOB SINGS ( 17" x 18") This was my first experiment in trying to create a portrait of a person. I used a picture of my husband as he was singing that is one of my favorites. My fabric choices didn't turn out so well - he really doesn't have any odd skin conditions - but the picture actually does look like him a lot. So I'll call it a success and prepare to try another one.

NELLIE (10" X 12") Nellie lives next door to me with the Hatch family. She is getting very old so I thought a portrait of her might be welcome. I did a lot of thread-painting on this but it doesn't seem to show up very well. She is a mostly white cat so trying to add some dimension and texture was challenging.

4 comments:

TextileTraveler said...

Wow! What a great portrait quilt that is! I can't believe it's your first one. I don't think the "skin conditions" are bad at all--in fact, they attract your eye immediately and give the face a lot of interest, IMHO.

Sherryl said...

I think these are great! There is depth to them and interest. Don't sell yourself short here.

Art by Rhoda Forbes said...

Great fabric portrait of your husband Roberta.
You did a wonderful job of it.

Deb Thuman said...

Love the portrait! You got great 3-D appearance from flat fabric.