Kaylene Maalste – Artist style #4

Inspiration: Franz Marc not only painted in oils etc he created prints using wood cuts. Some of these prints are simplistic and other very involved around the subject. I chose a painting called “Seated Imaginary Animal.”

The cat pose I chose is one of a cat looking back. The background material is an off white cotton, I made a template of the cat and drew around this on the cotton. Using some of the design elements form the original painting I hand drew these around the cat. The quilt is handstitched with variations of running stitch in blacks, browns, red, turquoise and white embroidery threads.

  1. This is a lovely interpretation, you have used your small, regular stitching and choice colours very effectively. I love it!

  2. Being a cat-lover, I gravitated immediately to this interpretation. Simple, elegant — and very true to the feline “cattitude”!

  3. Chantal Guillermet

    Kaylene your cat is so real ! I like the movement he has looking back is beautifully enhanced by your beautiful stitching ! and the addition of turquoise as the constrast color is perfect !

  4. Maryte Collard

    What a lovely piece of art, it really stands out and as a cat love I wish I had it! Your hand stitching is so precise and the addition of color is just right, not overwhelming. Beautiful texture!

  5. This is such a beautiful cat. I like the way you “translated” Franz Marc’s simple animal to your own cat shape and surrounded it by the same shapes as he used. Your hand stitching is wonderful. Bravo.

  6. I adore your hand stitching. The cat is so real.The colors you used are so quiet and calm.
    Well done.

  7. So very much in the style of Franz Marc! Your use of colours is spot-on and very effective. The handstitching is to be jealous of!

  8. joanbrailsford

    Lovely interpretation of your cat and the stitching and colours you have chosen are perfect. Well done

  9. Another great cat image. I love this for the shapes and the use of hand stitching to create the shading and contrasts. Beautiful.

  10. What a lovely composition and the colors work perfectly! Your amazingly beautiful hand stitching creates such lovely texture. Wonderful addition to your series. Well done.

  11. a lovely composition and your hand work is exquisite.

  12. studiociboulette

    I love it. Your cat is amazing. I love all the detail stitching and subtle colors. Bravo!!

  13. Your hand quilting and choice of colors is great. A good interpretation of Franz Marc’s work.

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