Janne Robberstad

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17. May banner – beginning

By spotogspindel | April 29, 2011

Well, the title says something about the deadline, doesn´t it… 🙂

This is a commissioned work for a school in a neighboring community. These banners are used every 17th of May, which is Norway´s National day.

I made the design a while ago, and now it´s all about getting the job done!

The colors of the coast: the rain, the sky, the ocean, the forrest and the rock…

The basic shape of the banner is cut in extra thick, natural silk satin. The kind they make princess´wedding-dresses from…

Adding the skyline of Førde, based on photos taken last spring.

I asked an old acquaintance (and a new one. below) if he could take me on a boat-trip along the shores, to take reference-photos. (above)

So I painted a bit…

… and appliqued a bit…

… and painted some more…

And even though I´m only half-finished, it´s starting to look like the place.

Topics: Diverse, textile | 1 Comment »

One Response to “17. May banner – beginning”

  1. gail Says:
    April 29th, 2011 at 13:51

    How clever and how beautiful!