Saturday, October 15, 2011


Had a wonderful time with Victoria yesterday! After seeing some magnificent antique quilts at the Metropolitan Museum (more on that subject later), we popped over to Hubby's gallery to see some beautiful Braques. I see V studying this one and wonder if that checkered tablecloth will appear in one of her quilts......

This painting was most engaging. Up close, you can see lots of texture in those pale earth tones. He mixed sand into the paint to create this tactile surface. I so wanted to touch it, as I often feel the urge at quilt shows. You all know that feeling, right? Was making a mental note about color, tho. For my next guild challenge I have a packet of neutrals plus citron for a pop and it's right here in front of me. Don't think Braque would mind, as he surely influenced and was influenced by his fellow artists. So if you get a chance, make a visit to Acquavella and prepare to be inflluenced!


  1. Yesterday was so lovely!!! I wish I had pics of the Met quilt tour! the Braques colors appeared in my dreams last night...All milkshake-y with citron! a mix of Helen and Braques! Wink!

  2. What a treat! What glorious inspiration! Ahhhhhh ~ citron

  3. Lucky you! Looks like a very inspiring day. Neutrals with citron look great. I'll look forward to seeing how the influence comes out in your next creation!


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