Creating texture with lines

Amazing how experiences tie together. Last weekend I was in Seattle briefly and visited the Seattle Art Museum. I wanted a chance to view their exhibit, Graphic Masters: Durer, Rembrandt, Goya, Hogwarth, Picasso and A. Crumb, before it closed this coming week. I loved studying the work of artists like Albrecht  Durer whose prints were amazingly detailed. Check out the complexity of this portion of The Crucifixion by Durer and how he accomplishes form and texture through simple lines.


When I returned home, as I continued to work on  the cottage window, I remembered Durer’s use of lines and focused on both density of line and open space as I completed the quilting.


I am quite pleased with the results and will be happy to include it in the Irish series that I am definitely creating.

Linking to Nina Marie’s Off the Wall Friday so you can check out other artists.



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  1. Pleased?!?! You should be very, very pleased……this is fabulous!!!

  2. Oh wow, this piece is coming along beautifully. You really have captured a moment, a mood.

  3. Looks great!

  4. Hi Judy, it’s great when we can learn from other artists, including the masters! Your window is amazing – it looks very realistic. Wow!

  5. Love this, Judy! Very evocative.

  6. You’ve applied your lesson in texture very well indeed!

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