This series of textile paintings are the first three I created and set on canvas. The canvas was originally painted medium blue. Once the pieces were attached, I found the background was too dark and the quilted artwork did not show well. So, I repainted the canvas white and I am much happier with how the quilted pieces look.
2017 ©Doris Lovadina-Lee
12 x 12 inches
fabric, thread, dye on stretched canvas
The Fineline series of quilted textiles was an attempt to incorporate some new ideas and techniques. I had:
- read Gwen Marston’s book: Minimal Quiltmaking
- dyed some beautiful indigo cotton
- read Jean Wells book: Intuitive Color & Design
- attended a quilt retreat with a very small amount of my hand dyed fabrics
- used canvas to frame quilted pieces
The quilt retreat was the perfect time to play with the ideas of minimalism and experiment with the technique of inserting narrow strips. There was no pressure to create a finished piece. But, I was so happy with the works I created, that I did finish all three!
Inserting very narrow strips of colour into the pieces was very satisfying. Continuing my experiments with this technique, I created tiny pieces of quilted art: Fineline Brooches and recently made: Lipstick and Mascara. I am not finished with the Fineline Series of textile paintings, there is still so much more to explore.