Saturday, August 4, 2012

My Piece Le Poet Laval Three Paths in ArtPrize Competition

I'm very excited to have my large new piece, Le Poet Laval Three Paths, in the ArtPrize Competition this year.  It will be displayed at the City Art Gallery, 1168 Ionia NW, in Grand Rapids.  This is the link to their page.  You can vote for my piece #52383 if you are in Grand Rapids and register there.  The prizes are incredible and would of course be great to win.  This is a major competition with entries from all over the world of fabulous art.  Check out some from the paste exhibitions.  Art is placed all over the city where viewers can wander and vote.  This is a picture of my piece which is 8.5 feet long by 45 inches high.   It is three panels of different paths from the medieval village of Le Poet Laval, an incredible quiet village with a great small hotel and restaurant not too far from Chateauneuf-du-Pape (also great especially for wine!). 

I used a lot of Stonehenge by Northcott fabrics in this piece which are very textural and come in many shades of browns and grays.  I use a little bit of fabric paint to add fine detail to the piece and shading.  It was a very fun piece to do.  I did each panel separately and then sewed them together with a border between each one.  Hope you like it!  Below are each of the panels separately. 

I had taken photos in this village of many streets and decided these were the best to use.  My sky fabric was just perfect and helps to bring out the architecture.  Sometimes trying to figure out how to edit your picture is the most difficult part.  We have the wrong fabrics or the scene is lacking something.  So adding in flowers and taking out electrical boxes and other stuff is necessary!  Let your friends know about this piece in Grand Rapids in September!  I will be present at the ArtPrize Preview Reception at the City Art Gallery on Friday, Sept. 14 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.  Hope to see you there!


  1. Just beautiful!... I am in awe of the time and effort and skill to create these...

  2. Your piece is FABULOUS. I love the Stonehenge fabrics too, they are so versatile for art quilts. I wish you many many votes for a wonderful work of art.

  3. You have exactly the right atmosphere pakkken. He has become beautiful. If you do not appreciate it wins I know no more.
    I make quilts themselves with houses etc. and know how hard it is. But you vergelken I'm still in kindergarten.

  4. Beautiful!! It is a sure winner!! Love the idea of panels put together to make one large art piece.

  5. How I wish I could see this in person - it's just incredible, so very very lovely! You are an amazing quilter.