Saturday, November 22, 2014

Katie Pasquini Masopust - Stitched Paintings intensive at IQF 2014

We did ALOT of painting on canvas in Katies's class! 

The intention was to use them to create a single piece -- though many of us didn't have enough time to complete a project.  That was especially true for me!  

I started by painting the two canvases below--that evolved even after these photos were taken.  The whole intention is to have a graduated background overlaid by assorted strokes/marks and fabrics. 

Then I cut out areas (squares mostly) I liked from my painted canvases. (Everyone did this.)

Next, I cut them apart and reconstructed them (see squares below).  

Even though I like these squares, there isn/t enough contrast between the two canvas paintings for a really striking effect in the deconstructed/reconstructed squares.  That IS KEY and it didn't work!

Katie has done some absolutely amazing work, and I value the learning from her class!  Her techniques are not difficult but they do require time and learning (ingredient mixing, canvas drying, etc.) and training of the eye.  

Overall, what someone plans is not necessarily going to work.  It is in the disparate differences...seeing and allowing them to be that way, and then capitalizing on combining them artistically...that results in something neat and original happening!   

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