Saturday, February 15, 2020

Blue Wool Bag

I definitely do not need more bags, but I love making them so here is another addition to my collection:

The lower part of the purse is wool, and the upper is raw silk. I appliqued the wool dandelions to the body and added some embroidery stitching. The upper area has decorated with yarn that I couched.

It is lined and has a pocket inside. I put feet on the bottom and a magnetic closure. 

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Saturday, February 1, 2020

A Storm is Approaching

“A Storm Approaches”, 8”x10”, oil 

This is a painting I recently completed during a plein air painting day at the beach. I believe this was at Dana Point, near the Ocean Institute. 

It was a very windy, cloudy day and the sun could barely be seen through the clouds at times. There was rain in the forecast for the next day, which made for some dramatic skies.  We don’t get these kind of cloudy days often. I exaggerated the blue tones a bit. The sun rays on the water were beautiful. 

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Run for the Wall Detail Shots

I’m using this post to show some details from my most recent art quilt, “Run for the Wall”.

This photo shows two of the Vets holding a dollar against the Memorial Wall. They are making a rubbing of a name on the wall. 

There were a lot of patches on the vests and jackets. I made each of the patches separately and sewed them on. 

To create an impression of the names on the wall I used an old printers stamp. I rubbed white acrylic paint on the raised lettering on the stamp and then repeatedly stamped it across a piece of black fabric. 

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Saturday, December 28, 2019

Run for the Wall is finished!

Well it took a while, but I have finished this tribute piece to Vietnam veterans. I call it “Run for the Wall“.

It depicts three Vietnam veterans at the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington DC. They are doing a rubbing of a name on a dollar bill. They were there as part of a motorcycle ride to the Wall by a large number of Vietnam veterans.

The photographic source for this art quilt is one of the Vietnam veterans depicted. He is a friend of mine and his name is Mike Guerin. He is the vet in the middle. 

It took a while for me to finish this piece, but I wanted to get it right. I am proud of the way it turned out. I hope to get it in some shows this next year and remind viewers that freedom isn’t free. 

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Monday, October 7, 2019

Two Fiber Art Pieces at PIQF

"Waste Not, Want Not", Eileen Wintemute

I'm proud to have both my "Waste Not, Want Not" and "Dirty Dash Damsels" pieces on display at Mancuso's Pacific International Quilt Festival (PIQF). They will be part of Beyond the Edge Fiber Artist's Special Exhibit entitled "Say Something".

PIQF runs from October 16 through 20, 2019.

The show is located at the Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great American Parkway, Santa Clara, CA.

"Dirty Dash Damsels", Eileen Wintemute

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Run For the Wall

I’m continuing to work on my Vietnam Veterans Memorial piece.  This is the reference photo that this piece is based on:

The vet in the middle is my friend, Mike. His depiction is what I am showing in this post. He is “in progress” here. 

I used a variety of fabrics and paints/inks. I am trying to get a realistic image in this piece and I’m taking my time with details like patches and clothing wrinkles. I like the results so far. 

It is September 11th, a day to remember all those who have sacrificed for our country, including these vets. 

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Saturday, September 7, 2019

My Latest Fiber Art Piece

I have been working on a new fiber art piece over the last few months. It is based on this photo of  a friend at the Vietnam Memorial. He is at The Wall with friends touching the name of one of his buddies who died in the war.

I have been taking my time with it, because I want to put a lot of detail into it, and do it justice.  

This is my rendition of the Vietnam veteran on the left side of my source photo:

I did a lot of painting and collage to try to get a realistic impression. I’ll post more of this piece over the next few weeks. 

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