Friday, October 22, 2010

FAKE continued

It is now a week since our successful week at the local quilt store. Everyone who participated was a star.

 Jan and her mother Joanne who came from California to experience something new. They were very talented and I am eager to see their finished work. 

Joanne had a more detailed time doing Matisse's Sunflowers. How she executes the two flowers will be important and if the first attempt fails I hope her second one will be perfect. We have a preconceived idea of what the flowers should look like, but how did Matisse see them? That's the secret of being a good FAKER.
Jan, her daughter, worked on the painting of a neighbors that is so rich in especially the colors. She finished the basic part of the fruit, but had all details to work on at home. She is a busy lady and I hope she does not wait too long. There are fewer details, both in the background and in the foreground. So the red persimmon has to star in perfection.
And then there was Ann from Bainbridge Island. She came knowing what to do with the photo she had invented. Fascinating watching her work.  It was a landscape from Kansas with mysterious things happening in the distance. It is going to be revealed to us when the work is finished.
I held the class because a friend from Bainbridge asked me to help her make Matisse's Red Room. In the last minute she had to go with her husband to a convention. I will offer to give her a private class here in my home, some Saturday of her choice. It will be easier to have the lesson here. 

Next blog will be a continuation of my Grandparents lives. 


musingegret said...

Thank you so much for the photos; they look like a fun group of gals! Can't wait to hear more stories from your past.

Harry/Sally said...

I can't be the only one who would LOVE to see pictures of the finished fakes. . .

Charlene said...

No, Two of Us, you're not the only one who would love to see pictures of the finished fakes.

Now, am I the only one who wants to know if our dear Svensto is in these pictures?

weeder1 said...

I'm guessing thats you in the blue? How lucky these women are to have you for a teacher of a very special craft.

Anonymous said...

I didn't know you were a quilter! What do you especially like to work on? I need to get a new project started and am stuck in Neutral.

Anonymous said...

Of course that's our Svensto in the blue! She looks like her self portrait. Great to have the pictures!
I vote to also see finished fakes. They are hard to see in the pictures.
Looking forward to your grandparents story.

Anonymous said...

I'd love to see the finished fakes - and I love seeing your photo!