I wrote about Antares, and our sail aboard this beautiful yacht, in an earlier post called Memory Art #2 - Antares. That post also shows the first Photoshop image I developed using this photograph. Two more Photoshop images were developed in Antares Revisited, including this one:
My latest efforts, (and hopefully my last as far as Antares is concerned), is a replica of this image done in fabric. My original intent was to do a mini art quilt, but once I had the fabric picture finished, I decided against quilting it. Instead, I took an 8"x10" gallery-wrapped canvas, painted it black, and then used an acrylic medium to glue the fabric picture to the canvas.
I also coated the picture with acrylic medium to give it an extra bit of protection. When I was photographing it, one of my pictures was overexposed by the flash. I'm including it anyway because it better shows the fabrics used in this piece. Most of the fabric I work with when I make art quilts comes from old thrift shop clothing. The sails are from a black polyester blouse that had a neat rose pattern. The sky fabric was also from a blouse, while I used two different sparkly fabrics for the water.
Adios, amigo - Happy Sailing!