Artwork by Victoria Gray

La Femme de St. Denis

La Femme de St. Denis

16" x 21" ©2012

The use of bold images, colours and stripes used in the works of Picasso and other artists seen at a flea market on the outskirts of Paris were the inspiration for this portrait. This abstract piece is unlike my usual realistic portrayals but afforded a good opportunity to stretch my imagination and to dig into my stash of black and white striped fabrics. The stark lines are softened with padding and a linen background. Hand appliqué, machine satin stitched, machine quilted.

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