Stormy Waters

22.75"W x 22.50"H x 0.3"D

$100 (Shipping Included)

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Connie Betterley


Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: seas, waves, ocean, water, modern, abstract

Media: cotton, batting, batiks

Size: 22.75"W x 22.5"H x 0.25"D

Year Created: 2018

Ready to Hang

Living in Florida, I am always mesmerized by the waves on the ocean and their ever changing pattern. I selected a variety of blues, sea greens, and even a bit of purple to capture the effect. This wall art quilt would be perfect for anyone who loves the ocean.

I always wanted to be able to draw and paint, and I always admired those who were able to see an object and render it realistically on paper with pencils or paint. I was never able to do so. However, over time I realized I could make art with fiber – grasses for baskets, yarn for weavings, fabric for quilts. I made my first quilt when I was in graduate school - a simple strip-pieced “Around the World” quilt. From the very beginning I was concerned mostly about the colors – for that quilt I wanted to achieve a smooth gradation of color in the fabric choices. Since then, I have taken a series of workshops from nationally and internationally renowned artists. I am always fascinated with their creative process and how they work. I’ve adopted bits and pieces of how they work into my own. While some quilters use fusing techniques for their quilts that allow them to render realistic landscapes, I use traditional piecing techniques to obtain a result that is more abstract.

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