Chantal Guillermet – Artist style #4

CHAGALL N° 4 : Flowers

In Chagall’s work, flowers fly into the air and join the immaginary characters he likes to create. They are often flowers of the fields full of charm and elegance.

For this piece I composed a bouquet with the flowers I love: tulips and irises.

I used an old embroidered napkin for the background that I dyed. The bouquet is transferred onto the fabric with the monoprinting technique, which left small black traces on the background like on some of Chagall’s paintings.

The inside of the flowers was bleached and then reworked with Inktense pencils and metallic paint.

Free motion quilting in black for the bouquet, hand quilting for the background with a thread dyed at the same time as the background fabric.

The quilt is faced.

  1. Great work, neat and precise as always! Lovely composition.

  2. Chantal your techniques always amaze me, I would never have thought of bleaching after monoprinting, so thank you for sharing. Beautiful soft colours. Bravo

  3. Maryte Collard

    Very interesting technique, really, but there is no need to wonder- you are the master. Love your pastel colors.

  4. I love your pastel colors, the delicacy in color and flowers .And the black spots also add another dimension to your work.

  5. Lovely bouquet and beautiful pastel colors. What a clever idea to bleach the inside of the flowers so you could paint your own colors. The black monoprint traces makes it even more special.

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