The Blue and Yellow color scheme is a favorite of mine these days. After an inventory purging and reorganization of my quilting scrapes I am ready to start. I have come up with a pattern and I think I can pull it off with Four different string blocks. I am using a paper piecing technique. I like to use tissue paper because it is easily torn off.
What a process.
all my blue and yellow fabric scraps
Fabric Scraps to be ironed
making strings from fiber scraps
My sketch of the pattern and the number of squares I think I will need: 16 yellow patches, 76 blue and yellow patches, 12 light value (pale) patches, and 28 dark blue patches
This sketch today will help me to make some more adjustments as I get on with my design, while I am making the squares. At the present I have made 21 squares. I have enough to layout the center section and I can see that some adjustments are in order.
The corner where you see the B’s I will add the light blue strips. So I need to make 8 light+dark blue squares. This will provide a nice border in both the inner and the outer bands.
I have now added the dark blue and yellow string blocks which surround the lighter blue string blocks. Next I think I will add another row of lighter blue blocks.
View from the Alcazar, Segovia is a rare example of my oil painting style from the late 80’s. I worked primarily with the silkscreen producing limited edition prints of my travels during this time. I produced a small number of larger works in oil. This is an excellent example of the late phase of this style. In 1990 my interest moved away from the decorative to the more emotional and expressive style. This piece represents the high point in the first phase of my Career.
Oil Painting 20″H x 60″W $3000.00
I also produced a limited edition serigraph of this scene that was smaller in size. It had twenty one layers of overlapping transparent silk-screen inks. It was very popular and sold out quickly.
See this oil pastel in the upcoming Exhibition Born from the Hand-The Evolving EraPiedmont Craftsmen
at The Womble Carlyle Gallery
in the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts
251 N Spruce St Winston-Salem NC 27101