Chantal Guillermet – Artist style #2
CHAGALL : Musique
For the next 5 quilts my theme will be “Home and traditions” in connection with Chagall as much as possible… I will also use old linen, embroidered sheets, towels and tablecloths to make my quilts.
When looking for my themes one of the first things that came to my mind was the importance of music in the traditions. The use of the violin at festivals, to the sound of which people danced, is represented several times in the work of Chagall.
In reference to Chagall’s way of painting I have worked my background fabric with large paint flats using a flat, broad brush. The fabric used for the violins was painted in the same way, the violins were printed with the computer from a copyright free drawing.
The score is an aged paper with coffee. It is heat-bonded on the background and patinated with acrylic wax to give it the appearance of old parchment.
When painting the violins I tried to reproduce the glossy side of the wood and I worked on the shadows with inktense pencils.
The background is quilted with horizontal lines with transparent nylon thread to keep the integrity of the brush marks.
The quilt is faced.