Experiments in Paint and Fabric… and a forgotten painting rushed to the framer!

"June Blooms", Acrylic, 12 x 12", Karen Gillis Taylor

“June Blooms”, Acrylic, 12 x 12″, Karen Gillis Taylor

I took my paintings to my Boulder Frame Shop yesterday to get them done in time for the show in April at Osmosis Gallery. Then I remembered one was missing, which is very important, because I hope to show it right next to its counterpart, the art quilt piece which is its twin.

June Blooms, art quilt, KG Taylor, 15.5 x 16".

June Blooms, art quilt, KG Taylor, 15.5 x 16″.

This is the art quilt I made after the painting. It was fairly experimental, though not the first art quilt I’ve made. With making the quilt, I had to simplify the design to fewer shapes first, made a drawing, then made template shapes to cut out in fabric. A little time-consuming, but very much worth it because of enjoying the process!

I’ll be meeting with the gallery owner soon, and looking forward to showing her the art quilts and photos of the paintings. I’ve not shown fiber art before at Osmosis, so it should be interesting to get her reaction.

“You will have to experiment and try things out for yourself and you will not be sure of what you are doing. That’s all right, you are feeling your way into the thing.” -Emily Carr

“All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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6 Responses to “Experiments in Paint and Fabric… and a forgotten painting rushed to the framer!”

  1. Nancy Walker Says:

    Wow Karen…I just love both the painting and the quilt. Beautiful!!

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  2. nsturgill Says:

    Beautiful!

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  3. safelake Says:

    Reblogged this on Lavender Turquois.

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