Here’s another small quilt I’ve made for the Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative.
I started with this photo I took at the Milwaukee Art Museum’s annual Art in Bloom exhibit.
I wanted to highlight the tulip, so I made a duplicate layer in Photoshop and changed it to black and white.
Then I made another duplicate layer of the original and deleted everything except the tulip.
This is the combined image.
Next I played with various filters to give the image a painterly effect. Here are 4 different versions: watercolor, impasto, gouache and oil.
I picked the “oil” version to print on fabric. In retrospect, I probably should have toned down the white areas in the background–something to remember next time.
Here’s the piece with the background quilted. I did a grid pattern for the background and the leaves.
The final piece, One Tulip, measures 9 by 9.5 inches.
Please continue to support the Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative — 2013 will be their last year of fundraising, and they have an ambitious a goal of raising $1,000,000 before the end of the year.
Bring the tulip and the rose,
While their brilliant beauty glows.
– Eliza Cook
Tiptoe through the window
By the window, that is where I’ll be
Come tiptoe through the tulips with me
– Tiny Tim