Patricia A. Powers, MD

Art Quilts & Fiber Arts

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Friday, January 24, 2014

Francis' Canticle

I was reading old messages and saw that I had never responded to a request to upload a picture of one of last year's quilts, based on St Francis.  Here it is!  It includes text from one of the songs that Francis of Assisi wrote, the Canticle of the Creatures. 

A venture into mixed media

I find regular posting a challenge!  That being said, my friend Robert Copelan was talking today at the Lynchburg Art Club and I was reminded that it had been a long time since I visited my own blog. 

Last month I tried Plaster of Paris on a cradled panel, and I was pretty happy with how it turned out.  I found a picture of a Byzantine cross with figures carved onto it. I adapted one of the figures and carved it into the plaster (not the easiest process, I admit!), and then painted and rubbed the darker paint into the carved lines.  It also picked up the irregularities in the plaster surface, which I liked.

I laid a strip of lace into the wet plaster and then pulled it up, left a nice imprint!

Here's a pic of the final piece.