Thursday, June 3, 2010

New Work

After Shrimpfest, I finished up getting ready to deliver my art to a friend to hang in a local art show at a local bank.  First Community Bank has a beautiful gallery space where 4 local artists exhibit their work for a 3 month period.  Mine will be up all summer.  The opening is this evening!  Yeah!  I have 3 portraits and 3 sea birds hanging.  I'll upload some opening pictures later.

This is "Majestic Bird" - another piece which originated with a photo - not mine but a public domain one.  This is hanging at Island Art Association's Nouveau Art "America the Beautiful.
This is a work in progress.  The first attempt went into the garbage - the shades were all wrong.  This one - I've got to work on the eyes some then make the background and then finish up with machine quilting.


Kara said...

I love the self portrait!

Marlene said...

Great job!

lori said...

What do they call the technique? I am interested in trying it. Is there a way to do this with a photo , on ones computer with a downloaded photo? Without buying a expensive program?
Thanks Lori

Diane said...

Yes, Lori, I learned this technique from Ellen Lindner - double Reverse applique. Google Ellen - I learned from her ebook - I use Picasa - a free photo program to manipulate the photo, ending with a posturized photo to work from

lori said...

Thanks for the speedy reply!