|New units Sixteen Patch blocks, arranging for contrast.|
|Finish, 16" x 29" Modern Quilt, Minimalist Geometric design, #2, machine quilted.|
|#2 MMG, Washed and dried for optimum texture.|
|The weather has been warm and mostly clear, Santa Monica Bay.|
|My Bright Modern Sampler Quilt, hand quilting in progress.|
Hello, from Rancho Palos Verdes! Where summer's not over yet!
I know in a lot of areas the kids have gone back to school and be that as it may, here along the coast the weather has warmed up and the skies are mostly clear so it finally seems like summer.
Sunglasses, flipflops and sun hats are still in use.
Last week I finished my small Modern Quilt experiment, Minimalist Geometric Design #2 or MMG#2. I know I have lots of fun naming my projects, I love words, some can relate, some can't.
Hand quilting progress on my Bright Modern Quilt has been made, slow but sure.
Last week I took time to research Mid Century Modern Abstract artists and found exciting examples of color and design.
Ellsworth Kelly, John Mclaughlin, Ann Truitt and Karl Benjamin are known for pioneering 'Hard Edge' design. 'Hard Edge' is 'a style that includes geometric shapes with clearly defined edges', opposite of Impressionism where color and line are blurred.
Their work 'emphasized line, color and form often using bright color.'
The 'big four' Los Angeles based classic artists of Geometric Abstraction, mid century were Karl Benjamin, Lorser Feitelson, John McLaughlin and Frederick Hammersley, 'they produced vibrant geometric abstractions.'
If you want some fun take time to research these artists and their amazing work.
There's a lot more to mid century art than Mondrian or Atomic.
That my quilt friends is the news from the rancho.
Where I'm remembering to be thankful and getting to the roots of what 'Modern' art is really all about, it's still summer after all.
What have you worked on this week?
I'll be by to visit.