As many of you are aware, i dabble in many creative pursuits, not just quilting. I am at my happiest when I am creating, whether it's a cozy warm blanket to shelter a loved one from the cold or just a bright bobble to put a passing smile on a stranger's face. It makes no difference to me. My hands are usually busy. I don't do well if I am not producing ...something.
Today I passed some time idly exploring on-line artist galleries. It's a fun way to gain new inspiration. I'm generally in awe of all of the variety of talent I encounter in this way.
In the course of this random exploration I came across this painting by Mary Whyte and just had to share it here:
The subject matter naturally caught my eye, but then on closer inspection I found myself lingering her skillful rendering of the quilter. It's almost too easy to believe you are looking at a photograph, and not a painting. The translucence in the skin of this woman is mind-boggling in its execution. Truely, I believe this is one of the great works of our time!