Tuesday, February 28, 2006

The Weaver

I finally finished my piece that depicts an Ecuadorean weaver.

Last week Rayna showed her process on a piece she was working on and suggested that others talk about and show some of the process of putting a piece of art together. So I will try to retrace some of the steps involved in this piece.

I have a number of photos of weavers from Otavalo in Ecuador that I have taken over the years. Here are a couple.

I made a sketch based roughly on the photo on the right. I decided I did not want her to look photographic or quite so specific.

I had been looking at a book my son-in-law gave me of paintings by an Ecuadorean artist named Eduardo Kingman and I liked the strength and simplicity of his work.

I did another sketch of a simpler, more iconic face and knew that was more the direction I wanted to go.

Tomorrow I will talk more about getting the image to cloth.


  1. Thanks for sharing. It's always so interesting to see how others approach their work!

  2. I love how she turned out and it's interesting hearing about the process. How big is this piece? (It's so hard to get a sense of scale online if the artist doesn't list dimensions!)

  3. Beautiful piece, and I enjoy seeing how you came to the idea. I like to look at a lot of different sources too, as well as my own photographs.