“The Quilt” (the one on white paper with the color
wheel designed as a quilt)
This piece was done with gouache on Arches hot press
watercolor paper. It was for the 26 seeds class, in
the fifth month when we were working on color
wheels. It is a companion piece to the previous one
called “The Quiltmaker.” I work in series, because
it takes me more than one piece to express my
feelings about a topic.
The quote, from the book Anonymous Was a Woman,
spoke to my situation at the time of being a mother
with 3 young children.
I appreciated the
fact that even though women’s lives are full of household duties,
there was always an outlet for creativity, however practical or
I challenged myself with the smaller capitals by using a #4 Mitchell
nib, to do pressurized Romans. The bouncing was based on a work by
Alice Koeth, usually known as just Alice. I felt really satisfied with
the work. The large Neuland words were filled in with colors from the
color wheel. The quilt design at the top represented the assignment to
use a color wheel in the piece. It’s still one of my favorite pieces
that I did in Reggie’s class.