Fiber Art    Leslie Gabriëlse

 


Expositie Picnic 4


Opening: 29 feb. 2020, 16.00 uur
Geopend op 1 mrt., 7-8 mrt., en 14-15 mrt. tussen 13.00-17.00 uur
Galerie Stoom-marmerzagerij van A.P. Schotel
Houttuinen 25 - 27, 3311 CE Dordrecht
Tel.: 06 5328 9413

 


 

 

From my 2nd floor window I have a view of a great park with grass lawns, perfect for a picnic as depicted here.

As I glanced out the window I noticed this scene, took a photo and made a sketch.

The boy with a 4 on his T-shirt was a nice focal point, hence the title.

This is also the 4th art quilt with picnic as it's subject in my career.

 

 

 

Sketch without changes.

H 7" x W 9"

 

 

" Picnic 4 "

total with changes

H 75" x W 110"   2019   fabric - acrylic paint

 

 

Detail 1

 

 

Detail 2

 

Detail 3

 

 

Detail 4

 

 

Detail 5

 

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Art Quilt Unfolding ( 50 years of innovation ) ISBN 978-0-7643-5626-1

Schiffer books / SAQA publisher

Pages 32-33, 42, 347.

images:

 

" STAR "

W 49" x H 49"

 2000

 

 

" Motor with sidecar "

W 70" x H 102"

1975

 

 

" Girl combing her hair "

W 70" x H 96"

1967

 


 

 

 


Garden II
W 90 " x H 62 "

Fabric - Acrylic paint  Sept. 2017

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Floris & Madeleine Kroes

H 33.5" x W 43"
 Acrylic paint/colored pencil Sept. 2018

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Ocean life 2016
Shown here is the sketch with a grid overlay: to enlarge the image.

 

  • The base consists of gauze with batting on it.
  • Top gauze layer is the enlarged design using the grid (fig.: 1)
    the image is drawn using pencil and colored marker.
  • While top layer is lifted, fabrics are put in place.



With gauze partly lifted I can work on details to refine

the design, the shell pictured here.
Usually this involves hand-stitching and acrylic paint.
Now think about comparing the size of the original sketch to the actual size of the work. (H 48 " x W 96 ")

 



Refining the work by adjusting fabric to create the spiky points of the shell. 

Oct. 2015

 

 

Januari 2016

 

 

Stenciling dots on the red fish.  Feb. 2016

 

 

Ocean life March  2016

 

View the creation of Ocean life https://www.youtube.com/QbYQQ_b3kDU



Recently published:
Masters-Art Quilts Vol. 2
Lark Crafts ; ISBN 978-1-60059-599-8
Curator : Martha Sielman


included are the following pieces:
 



On Holiday 1979



Mariette Fetter  1995


You and Me III  2006
 

 

Artists II   1982
 

 

 

Together in a Boat  1983
 

 

Dance Break   1983



Swimming  1999

 

Magician II  1982


 

Woman with two gents   2001
Collection of San Jose Quilt and Textile Museum.

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Last modified: Feb. 4 2020