Thursday, November 3, 2011

Sewing Machines

Kate Kern Mundie, Sewing Machine, 6 x 8 inches, ink on paper

Sewing machine is a wonderful still life object. The sleek design and silhouette of an old machine is a pleasure to draw and paint.

The first three images are of  a peddle powered machine in a sewing cabinet and the last image is a portable table top Singer from the 1920's.

Kate Kern Mundie, Sewing Machine No. 3, 16 x 20 inches, oil on masonite

Sewing and sewing machines appear throughout art history, whether as a symbol or as a part of the female interior world

Kate Kern Mundie, Sewing Machine in the Red Room, 14 x 12 inches, oil on masonite
I use the sewing machine as still life object or as an interior paintings focus.

Kate Kern Mundie, Sewing Machine and Sari, 12 x 9 inches, oil on linen
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  1. I enjoy seeing your process, moving from sketch to painting. Has your muse moved indoors?

  2. I have been doing a lot of still life lately.


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