26. Mar, 2017

Steve McCurry threadpaint 2 Finished

Here is the second in the series for raw thread paints for the quilt celebrating age and wisdom through the lens of Steve McCurry.  This is the man from Tibet.  I am very excited as I have just purchased his Portrait book.  I would love to get Untold - the Stories behind the photographs but it is a bit pricey for me at the moment.  I started with the darker colours of the wrinkles and worked the features first.  I don't use black in my thread painting as I find it is very harsh.  Unlike a painter who can mix her colours, I have to work with the thread colours available.  What appears to be black is actually a very dark green.  The red had was a disappointment when I first finished it so I went over it using a tangerine colour and the end result it much more pleasing.  I am still humbled and amazed that I have been given the permission to work with Steve's images to achieve this quilt