Friday, 4 December 2009

Changes in the creative process of the Painted Man

Working on this piece of work has been very slow. I am finding that the changes made to my original drawing have at times left me feeling as though there are two or more pieces comming from it. My children (Mel and Lena) thought that the chin on the original protruded too much, so I changed it. This meant that the facial features have also changed. He has evolved into another man.

My creation of the Painted Man has been achieved with the help of some machine felting and free machine embroidery on the hair/headress. I have added additional pieces of printed metallic fabric to emphasise the shapes formed between the lines. The white painted lines have been enhanced with a line of white stitching. I have cut the image from it's original background of white fabric and placed it on the background fabric I am intending to use.


Blogger Gina said...

Fabulous piece of work and wonderful to see you blogging Sandra. I'll put a link on my blog to you!

13 December 2009 at 18:48  
Blogger I am inspired said...

hi you work is amazing
p.s. Gina sent me

13 December 2009 at 21:06  
Blogger trash said...

Loving how he has progressed from the earlier drawings.

Gina sends her love ;-)

13 December 2009 at 23:25  
Blogger Menopausal musing said...

Just whipped over from Gina too......... Welcome to blogland....... be warned....... THERE IS NO GOING BACK........ :O)

14 December 2009 at 11:10  
Blogger Mavis said...

Just a thimbleful

Wow, that is powerful work Sandra. Good luck with blogging - I have been doing it for six months now and it is addictive and it is SO nice when you get comments!

14 December 2009 at 11:16  
Blogger Heather said...

Your Painted Man is amazing Sandra and I'm so glad Gina gave us all a link to your blog, otherwise I'd have missed him. I agree with your children about his chin, and think the new version is better. It's a wonderful piece of work - you must be so pleased with it.

14 December 2009 at 13:54  
Blogger Linda said...

Gina sent me here! I like your man and how he is evolving. he make sme think of a Maori with Pauau shells.

14 December 2009 at 16:11  
Blogger Miriam Weaver said...

Hello, Another one from Gina, love your work and looking forward to seeing more of your work.

15 December 2009 at 22:17  
Blogger silverpebble said...

Your work is really beautiful - so colourful and vibrant. The piece on yourprofile image is exquisite. Gina sent me over!

18 December 2009 at 11:37  

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