Monday, November 2, 2009

Paint Chip Pony

This week I'm working on a "paint chip challenge" given at "Grad Club" at Earthly Goods. Each participant has to find three (or more) colored paint chips that begin with their initials, in my case, EPM. I have one called Midnight Blue. The E's were harder.

Anyway, I started with this horse painted by Robert Coonts. It is much more brilliant at his website! Also, he generously gave me permission to interpret his art as quilts as long as I gave proper credit. This is my first attempt.


I drew my own version, not a lot different from his, but I didn't trace it, and put in another background. I liked his color scheme, so mine is going to be something like it. 

Now I am layering it with fabrics in the colors of my paint chips. I want to paint the eye so that it looks real. The quilt is about 16-18" square. I used to have horses, draw and paint horses, so am hoping that I can quilt it somewhat densely, in lines that work with the contour of the horse and yet make it quiltery. So far, this is what Paint Chip Pony looks like - a bit of a blank stare, but he has some blue fire in his nostrils!

7 comments:

jovaliquilts said...

Very cool! I love the farics you're using.

Rose Marie said...

How awesome this is .....

Elaine Adair said...

You have stolen my idea -- well, my idea of about 3 years ago - LOL and fortunately, you've DONE it - what a beauty! I LOVE his art - it's so much like our quilty fabric. Congratulations on a successful piece!

Twila Grace said...

Wow, this is going to be beautiful! I love your fabric choices. Thanks for showing some of your process.

Anonymous said...

Definitely an art quilt, shaping up to be a showpiece. I love it.
Nora.

LC said...

This is now quilted and ready for some binding. At first, I thought it would be better without, but have a new plan... pictures Tuesday.

Leah/ Texas/ United States said...

what an interesting idea. love your fabrics - that orange batik with white squares is one of my favorites. great way to use it!