As part of my pet portrait commission service, I am working on a piece for my friend T. I present Lola, in process:
The basic applique on a base of Pellon 40 interfacing.
Lola appliqued to her background, embellishment/quilting stitches in process. I went with this yellow fabric because Lola stood out from the background and the sunburst print gave a really festive feel to the piece. I know T loves bright colors and this felt like the right choice.
A detail of the stitching. I am using sashiko and DMC perle cottons so far.
And what is art if not inspirational, especially for the artist? Here is Lola in the Sky with Diamonds :
50 cent craft paint, Souffle pens, hand carved stamp and commercial stamp, star paper punch. This is in a Bee Professional series sketchbook, with heavy paper that takes wet or dry media. So much fun!
Detail of her face. She reminds me of a dingo or hyena, some kind of Trickster.
Art about art, sometimes the most fun you can have without leaving home. Though I surely would like to put Barry Manilow on ‘pause’ (“Her name was Lola, she was a showgirl….”)