Friday, March 12, 2010

March moves on....



I am getting more of the March tapestry done. I would like to be at the black line along the edges of the cartoon at the very top of the photo by mid-month, which is next Tuesday. I think I'll be close. That is the half-way point.

The tulips are still fairly abstract, but they are looking like they should, I think. This whole piece is not very detailed, but is intended to read best from across a room. Here is the portion I've done, on the maquette.



My problem is that I have been weaving so much, I haven't done any painting this week, and I really need to get some pieces done for the gallery ASAP. Doing my taxes made it pretty clear that the painting has become my 'bread and butter.' Well, maybe not a lot of butter, but a crust of bread and a thin glaze of margarine, I guess, which is about all an artist can expect in today's economy! So over the weekend, I will try to do at least a small painting.

4 comments:

Tommye McClure Scanlin said...

Looking nice! I like the bold impact of the tulip shapes.
I also am interested in the way you're holding up your cartoon stitching with the running stitch thread that you've wrapped around the t-pin at the side. By the way, are you left-handed -- just wondered since the pins are at the right side.

K Spoering said...

No, I'm right handed, Tommye. The thread attaching the cartoon has a knot on the left side, then I use the T-pin on the other side. Sometimes I stitch going the other direction. It depends of if the cartoon is starting to 'drift' to one side or the other. If it's drifting to the left (which seems most common for me) I start the stitching on that side, and it helps to correct for the drift.

Tommye McClure Scanlin said...

thanks for the hint to counter-act cartoon drift!

Jennifer said...

I think the piece will be what you want - I can even see the overall in this scale on the screen - I'm sure it's much harder for you being so close to it all the time!
Have you ever considered combining your painting and tapestry - i.e. tapestry mounted on a painted canvas or vice versa a tapestry mat around a painting? It could increase the price point of the paintings, but could decrease the tapestry price points - but will that help your profits???