53″ H x 51″ W
The image was created and digitally painted with Corel Painter and Photoshop Elements. Fabric printing done by Contrado. Stitched on A-1 longarm.
Cotton sateen printed by Contrado. Wool batting. Cotton backing and border. Variety of threads. Two glued-on Austrian crystals.
The digital painting program Painter, made by Corel, is incredibly complicated! I am a beginner in knowledge about the program, but a general understanding of other computer programs, like Photoshop, helped in picking it up. Also, having experience in real brushwork and paint blending informed my manipulations of the digital medium.
I have not stitched on cotton sateen before, and getting the feel for that took some work. I thought that my longarm stitching would leave holes in the fabric, so I played around with needle sizes and tension on the material and thread until I felt comfortable.
Passion – it’s a mighty instigator.
SAQA “Color in Context: Red”
International Quilt Festival, Houston Texas – debut
other locations TBA, on loan from May2023 – December, 2026
Reliance on Reference Photos