Tanya Brown won a second place in the Art-Painted Surface category with “Flooded.” She used watercolor and ink on cotton that was pretreated with soy milk. That’s a technique that I’ve been reading about recently that I really want to try. I even have my bag of soybeans sitting on my work table. The soy milk is supposed to make fugitive mediums permanent. Think of the possibilities of that!Mary Pal uses a technique that I would never even imagine! She uses layers of cheese cloth to build up tonal values. Mary won an Honorable Mention ribbon in the Art-People, Portraits, and Figures category. This is a close up of the second piece Mary Pal had in the show. It is called “Solace” and you can see the entire image on her website.
(As mentioned previously, according to IQA’s quilt photography rules, “If you post your photos to your personal web site, you must include appropriate credit for each quilt artist, and note that the photos were taken at International Quilt Festival.”)