Sunday, July 2, 2017

Artist Challenge 1 - Max Boyd

The new challenge for our online Gondwana group due this week:
*4 journal quilts around the theme of an artist (any type) with free choice of size and format.

*Use an inspiration source of your own (eg. photo etc) and then use the techniques of a particular artist to create the piece.
 We were given this painting as a Wedding gift in 1979 by my late Uncle.
I have always loved it for it's simplicity and sentimental value.
The artist is an Australian, Robert Max Boyd (known as Max Boyd).
1915-1988
Born in Queensland.
Studied at the Royal Art Society School and the Graham Inson Studio in Sydney.
He had a passion for outback properties and farms.
 Made a diagram on paper which I will use for all 4 challenges, due July, October, February and April
Finished piece 11.5"x 11.5"
"Winter"
Each piece will be of a different season, therefore the almost same picture with different colour tones.
It has taken me a week to complete, a small simple project sending me in the right direction to getting back to hand stitching.

5 comments:

  1. Both the painting and the quilt are great. I am so glad you are able to do hand stitching again, but rest your hand as soon as you feel any discomfort.

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  2. The almost empty landscape with just the small touches of decorative stitching capture both the remoteness of the property and your own journey back into stitching.

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  3. Love the painting and your response. Sounds like a good idea for a challenge and I like your idea for taking up the challenge

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  4. Good news that you can do a little stitching by hand now.

    I'll look forward to seeing the four seasonal versions as you complete them.

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  5. How is your hand? I do hope that each time you hand stitch that it is getting better.

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