Fiber Art

Soaring into Spring

The latest art challenge from Quilts on the Wall was a lot of fun for me to do. The theme was “Soar into Spring’.

We were shown a couple of paintings referencing Spring for inspiration; one being an Henri Matisse collage, Madame Pompadour. That in turn prompted me to tune in to a London School of Drawing zoom workshop entitled Painting with Scissors.

During the workshop we had the experience of free form cutting shapes on painted paper – the way that Matisse did when he made his painted collages later in his painting career. I went with the freeform concept and was further inspired by Matisse’s color palette as I designed and created my challenge piece: Le Printemps de Matisse. 16″ by 12″ Hand dyed cotton.

Le Printemps de Matisse by Guila Greer (all rights reserved)

2 thoughts on “Soaring into Spring”

  1. I enjoyed seeing and reading about this well-exeuted unique quilt that captured the essence of the challenge.

    *God bless you – Stephania Bommarito*

    *Quilt artist – Lecturer, Teacher, Designer*

    On Thu, Nov 18, 2021 at 8:52 AM Guila’s Art & Other Assorted Joys wrote:

    > Guila Greer posted: ” The latest art challenge from Quilts on the Wall was > a lot of fun for me to do. The theme was “Soar into Spring’. We were shown > a couple of paintings referencing Spring for inspiration; one being an > Henri Matisse collage, Madame Pompadour. That in tu” >

    1. Thank you Stephania! I appreciate your comments and am so glad you enjoyed reading about my process for this art quilt. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family.

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