Paola Zanda – S
S for Saint
For the 2020 theme of letters, I have decided to take inspiration from the frescos of the Church Santa Marta in our village of Carona. For the challenge Decay in 2019, I’ve already used one from this Church. Now She is in restoration and frescos are returning to their deserved splendour.
For challenge S, I’ve chosen Saint. From all present, in particular, I’ve taken the visage of Saint Antonio.
Paolo has taken the picture and printed on fabric.
The background, I painted it with the layered acrylic painting technique. I’ve applied the printed picture and embroidered beard and hair with solid threads and the halo and decorations with golden metallic threads.
Taking a cue from the miniatures and ancient calligraphies, I inserted the letter S with floral decoration. Embroidery and quilting are all free-motion.