Posts Tagged ‘paintings’

There are Many Steps Between Then and Now

I recently finished this piece, There are Many Steps Between Then and Now. I have created several contemporary art quilts based on Hayley Lever’s 1923 painting entitled The Allegheny Valley. But this one is the loosest interpretation. I changed the size ratio, the buildings, bridges, and generally got more creative, including with the found objects. I took it to a critique a few weeks ago, and another artist pointed out a problem with a major shadow. I came home and ripped out all of those stitches, and re-created the shadow in the right place. I also punched up the first bridge a good deal. I like it so much better!

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Excited Sky is based on a painting by Hayley Lever, “The Allegheny in 1923.” Materials used: fabrics, antique lace, silk cord. Methods: free motion quilting, hand embroidery. Size 19 x 22 framed.  On the right is where the David L Lawrence Convention Center is today. This was created for a customer, and it is already hanging on her wall.  She reports that she is enjoying it a lot!