Kaylene Maalste – Country – Artist

The inspiration for my artist is a contemporary artist – Marian Quigley she is noted for her “hard edge” painting. Hard edge painting is an approach to abstract painting and is characterized by areas of flat colour with sharp, clear (or ‘hard’) edges.

I chose to design a beach scene and used blue printed fabrics for the sea, white fabric with cheese cloth for the waves and a sandy print colour for the beach. The sky is textured blue fabric. To make the design different I added three orange umbrellas. The quilt is hand quilted and bound with an off white texture fabric.

  1. carolinehiggs

    Very effective Kaylene, I love the way that you have managed to create ‘flat’ and textured areas.

  2. I like how you managed to make your piece with pure lines according to your artist’s work, but adding the orange umbrellas as a personal touch ! very nice piece

  3. Kaylene, thanks for introducing me to Marian Quigley. I really like her use of her colours. You managed very well to bring back her style with the textile and your quilting. Bravo!

  4. Your composition has the key elements of Marian’s painting style, minimalism, hard edge abstraction, vibrant colour and flowing lines. You have combined both her style and yours together and made it your own. Well done Kaylene!

  5. Another new to me artist! Great capture of the essence of her style, great job!

  6. I love the painting that inspired you and you did excellent job translating the painting to fabric and also the use of colors.

  7. Maryte Collard

    It is very interesting to learn about new artist and her style. You reflected it well with colors and lines, but stepped one step further by adding texture.

  8. This is so bright and cheerful and is a great representation of your artist’s style. The colours are great and the umbrellas add a good focus.

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