Friday, December 28, 2007

It's that time of year again


Why is it that this is the time of year I have to make a new nude. For some reason it just has to come out now and can't wait any longer. This time I have two that are nagging me so this is just the first I hope. This piece has been building slowly for a while. I had the image I wanted to use, I love the shapes in this, but I couldn't quite see how to get the focus where I wanted it. I've played with a lot of different crops and light effects, and this is what I have ended up with.

The colour of this one also caused me some problems, I knew what it felt like to me but somehow none of the colours was conveying that. This group came about when I was looking for something else, but had the life and zing I wanted so finally I was able to get this one into fabric. The quilting will probably have to wait a few days so I can have a go at the other design I have ready to go. I don't want to wait too long though as I have changed how I have assembled this one, and it is only held with temporary products. Once I have quilted it it won't need anything and I am hoping that this method will give me a softer finish. Alternatively it will all fall apart before I get is finished and be a complete nightmare.

My final dilemma is the title of this piece. I thought it was going to be called Dance, but I think that might be a bit flat. Flamenco has been suggested as an alternative, which seems pretty good, but the quilt is refusing to tell me which it prefers. There is a poll to the right if you would like to tell me what it says to you.

7 comments:

katelnorth said...

nice nude - and nice photo of the artist as well... not sure on the title of the piece, though - neither of them is screaming at me.

Ferret said...

Well I suppose I should be pleased it isn't talking more to everyone else, but it is frustrating. Sometime it will get chatty, I hope.

carrie said...

Like that quilt, but not either of the titles. The minute i saw the pic I thought 'The Water Carrier' - probably because of the position of the arms

carrie said...

Like that quilt, but not either of the titles. The minute i saw the pic I thought 'The Water Carrier' - probably because of the position of the arms

Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

Lovely, warm, glowing colors. With the sarong, I immediately thought more of a tropical island like Samoa.

Linda Teddlie Minton said...

This is just breathtaking. I don't think either of the proposed titles works, though. It strikes me as if the dancer is awaiting the first beat of the drum, to begin the dance. Perhaps "Poised" or "On the Brink"?
Congratulations ... another masterpiece, IMHO.

Leah Day said...

For some reason the shape of her body reminds me of a ballet move.

Pirouette.

Just my take.

Leah