February 10, 2016
We finished off our 2015 workshop season with a fiber art / painting party in the form of Katie Pasquini Masopust’s Stitched Paintings workshop. Some amazing works were created with this fun process that mixes painting with stitching. Here is a peak into the studio during that workshop. The first step of the process was painting gesso’d canvas to create a “palette” of colors to use in abstract landscapes and still life compositions.
All sorts of stamps and recycled materials were available for making marks on the paintings. Here you see an assembled abstract landscapes coming together made with strips of painted canvas.
Throughout the days, Katie would introduce new techniques for adding interest, texture, form and line to the painted canvases. This is a drip technique use to good effect.
Shadows and lines was another fine possibility. A composition by Cindy Heath. An amazing landscape by Kathy Nurge. A great composition by Sherry Shine. Katie also showed the group how to put together a fun abstract floral still life. This one is also by Sherry Shine. Here is Katie’s still life arrangement.
Next Katie brought out the power tools. She showed the group how to construct their own frames for the stitched paintings.
One the frame was assembled, Katie demonstrated how to attach the stitched painting to the frame.
This pieces was created with a “stack and whack” to create the pieces which were then shuffled to create abstract blocks. It was made by Kim LaPolla.
Manon Boisvert is hard at work creating some amazing abstract compositions. These are book covers that Katie showed everyone how to make with the painted canvases. Another thing to do with the painted canvases was to create mini zippered bags for holding stuff! So if you didn’t like the way your painted canvas turned out, Katie showed the group that there were lots of ways to make use of them. On the final day of class every one put all the work on display and we all went around the studio on a tour. This is the work of Sherry Shine. This is what it looked like to the person standing next to their art work and talking about it. The paparazzi in action! This is the work of Kim LaPolla. This is the work of Jane Pinchuck. A fun landscape by Alison Chandler. The work of Manon Boisvert. The work of Kathy Nurge. The work of Donna Dynes. The work of Cindy Heath. Earlier in the year, Katie also taught her Log Cabin Abstracts workshop and Alison also attended that workshop and brought back her finished piece to show to everyone. It was such a fun workshop that the group formed a “Painting Monday” challenge to motivate everyone to keep on painting! Katie will be back again teaching in 2017 and will teach her fabulous Fractured Landscapes class. Don’t miss it!