Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Inspiration from Phoenix

The colors of Phoenix and the Southwest are always inspiring. A stroll through the local galleries this past weekend is more than enough to inspire even the timid quilter. As most quilters, I get my inspiration from many different sources... as a color inspired art quilter, I would be on overload if I lived out here.

So I decided to share with you a sample of the local artwork. Hopefully it will inspire you as well....This piece is by Barbara Galazzo and is made from glass. Absolutely wonderful color, especially with the azure blue background.

This mixed media painting on canvas by Gregory Deane caught my eye for the fiery oranges. Although not red, it reminded me of the Red Rocks of Sedona.

I was not able to find the name of the artist for these woven baskets or vessels as they were called at the gallery, but the color combination was phenomenal. Just look at how well the colors play off one another.

From the same gallery as the baskets, this piece (I lost the paper with the artist's name just like the baskets... I know, I know...) is a quilt waiting to happen. The un-even blocks, along with the swirls all keep the eye moving, in a piece with only 3 colors in varying shades. It is calling out to all you fabric dyers, saying make me... make me...

I am hoping to get to some quilt shops Friday morning before I head to the airport. It will be interesting to see if I find original quilt patterns that are as inspiring as the local gallery art pieces!

1 comment:

Marianne Bos said...

Hi What great colours....a feast for the eyes! I cant wait to see what quilts come out of your trip! Did you finish the woven one?