Chantal Guillermet – S
S for SPAIN
For the 2020 letters challenge I will choose several countries or places I have travelled to using my pictures and the appropriate letter. I would like to have a series of six quilts at the end.
Inspiration: The letter S is for Spain. Attracted by shapes and colours I have chosen a picture from a pottery factory in La Bisbal d’Emporda in Spain. Ochres are used for the floor and wall, and acrylic paint for the pots.
I like how the piles of potteries give an interesting range of shapes.
Background and floor : I started by painting several pieces of fabric with ochres using yellow ochre for the wall and a mix of red + yellow for the tiled floor. I also wanted a link between the natural pigments and the potteries made with earth. I used a flat brush to leave marks on the surface of the fabric.
The original photo was enlarged and the pots were traced on a piece of white fabric fused on the background. I made a stamp for the tiles on the wall and printed it with acrylic paint. Pots are painted with fabric paint and ochres. I also used inktense pencils for shadows and shimmering paint for light.
I decided to write “Spain” on one of the pot like on an item in a souvenir shop.