This category reflects Marie’s ongoing fascination with fabric techniques used in quilting and other traditional crafts. Marie experiments here by cutting, stitching, embroidering, and weaving her watercolors and even pieces of watercolors into interesting works of vibrant color and texture.
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This painted paper quilt is a celebration of the wild poppies that grow behind our home in Ocoee TN each spring before the newly planted fields start to germinate with soy beans, corn or wheat. One year the poppies were particularly amazing and the image of them in the field has been with me since. … [View Details]
Watercolor using chenille quilting technique
This little watercolor was meant as a companion piece to “Iris Blessing.” (if you put that in the search bar to the left you can see that too!) After painting, I layered two sheets of watercolor paper appropriately painted and sewed them together with metallic thread. I then took a nice sharp knife and wiggled … [View Details]
This painting is one of the kimono series and incorporates the chenille quilting technique and stitchery on a watercolor painting. While I was working on it, the 2011 earthquake and consequent tsunami and nuclear disaster struck Japan. I decided to dedicate it to the people who lived near Fukishima. You can read more of the … [View Details]
This is another addition to my ongoing kimono series. Inspired by Japanese wabi sabi (the Japanese sense of appreciating what is simple, what is transient, what is imperfect), Kintsugi is the Japanese art of fixing broken pottery with a resin dusted with powdered gold. As a piece of pottery ages and is cracked or broken, … [View Details]
This playful image was done one summer afternoon in a fit of creative expression. I had been working on a watercolor that was quite detailed and required some intense concentration and observation to make shadows and shapes come together correctly. In a fit of spirit, I tore strips of an old but very colorful watercolor … [View Details]
This is the fifth painting in my ongoing kimono series I started to commemorate my sister, Mary Jean Olivelli. Mary Jean was an acrylic artist and loved to paint shells. This watercolor and mixed media piece was painted on rice paper; then parts were pleated to reflect light differently from the background paper. It is … [View Details]
Number 9 in my kimono series (see blog on left side of screen), this piece took a detour as it developed. I started with one concept in mind but as things went along, I got pulled to play withe some wax resist techniques and ended up using lots of alizarin crimson. Perhaps it was the … [View Details]
Watercolor incorporating mola cut fabric technique of Panama Kuna Indian of Panama
This little watercolor was painted on textured gesso, an image of a sunflower still lovely, but obviously past its prime.