Last Monday, my friends/artists of NTAQ met at my condo for our August meeting. This time I had put forth the challenge of "Art Nouveau". Many, including myself, found this to be a bit of a tough challenge to depict! I had given a list of Art Nouveau artists to choose from (or they could go out on their own). I chose for my artist Mary Fraser Tytler Watts, a woman who, with her artist husband, worked in various styles...Art Nouveau, Celtic art, architecture, but what interested me about Mary was her activity as an early suffragette in England. I kind of strayed from the Art Nouveau theme and picked up on her Celtic designs instead. She was the architect and artist for her husband's family mortuary. I chose one of the columns which I found appealing.
|The Columns I chose and some of the fabric I used to create my challenge.|
|The portion of the column I emphasized|
|I actually graphed out my design instead of just stitching improvisationally.|
|It ended up larger than I usually do 30" x 42"|
|To create the look of the vines, I am doing a lot of chain stitch by hand.|
(Not finished yet)