This is a continuation of an earlier post, I’m sharing some completed art quilts with you. I included several closer looks
Red Egret, full view. A silk painted art quilt, heavy thread painting ,,glimmers of reflected light in the water, as the sun drops lower in the sky. Effect created when the paint was being mixed.. Egret head and body created with layered thread painting.
Color Melts- a watercolor like silk painting done in a dreamy impression style.
Length 43″, mounted on stretcher boards
The Egret was created with thread painting. Multiple layers created the dimensional head and body feathers.
Published by Barbara Harms Fiber Art & MoreBarbara Harms Fiber Art
About Myself & My Approach
I come from a family filled with many artists.s always played a role in my life, in one form or another.
By my teens, I had narrowed my focus to painting.I decided I was going to become a serious painter. I joined the Las Vegas Artist's Guild, at 15, the youngest member at that time.
I was totally out of my league, a kid among so many serious adult artists. But to be there, exposed to art in that way was quite an experience. I was enraptured, soaking up. I tried to go unnoticed, just a fly on the wall, mute, a big ole smile plastered on my face. soaking it all up. I tryed to go unnoticed; a mute teenager, eyes wide opened and a huge smile plastered across my face. I’m pretty I was noticed, a mute kid with an enraptured look on my face.
I've continued to paint throughout my life. On occasion I've sold my work, but I had more important priorities, one being raising my wonderful children.
My circumstances have changed, the kids grown, I had more time and Art was like theorpy for me.
I was introduced to the world of quilting & fell in love.
I did miss the creative freedom painting afforded.
Then I discovered mixed media fiber art, I was home.
MY APPROACH TO ART
It's the creative process that holds the greatest attraction for me. Starting with a tiny seed of an idea; vague and blurred around the edges, I follow where that leads.
My approach is an instinctual one. Generally, I do little pre-planning.
themselves, my appproacj response js an instinctual one.
This approach can lead to quite a few changes in the direction the quilt takes. The outcome can come as a surprise. I love that element of surprise!
Sometimes everything just comes together & I think this is one of my better ones. I can’t wait to show someone. I feel like a six year old, running home from school, a drawing in hand, excited to show Mom. At those times. I'm smiling like the Cheshire cat.
I’ve had work published in several magazines., which is gratifingvl. But the most gratifying thing is having clients be really happy with their purchased quilt.
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