Chronicle of Art - 2016

Take 2 minutes to view 53 artworks that took 1 year to make.

After delving into a new medium, I had to rename my Chronicle this year.I usually call this post my Chronicle of Quilts. This year I have incorporated paper collage work into my studio practice.

It is always so gratifying to see all of my work from one year in one place!

 I’ll begin with Twins, shown here in my Scandinavian inspired dining room. 

Twins, 35” x 55”, $4100

The next 3 pieces are from the same series, Organic Geometry, with large, shifting and overlapping shapes. Transparency is a concept that is a pleasure to explore with my hand dyed fabrics, giving my eye the challenge to find the right combinations of values. These compositions highlight the unique variations in the fabric. 

Timing, 35 x 34 inches, $2400


Constant Change, ©Kathleen Probst,  34” x 82” $6000


This calming piece is View and because it is a work in progress, designed and constructed in 2016 but not finished, it straddles both 2016 and 2017. I’m going to claim it as an accomplishment in both years! At the end of 2015, when December 31 rolled around, I had finished my latest piece and not started a new one. This time I had a couple of works in progress and I did not rush through them because it happened to be the turn of a new year. 

View, ©Kathleen Probst, work in progress, 40″ x 50″

Another piece that falls in to the Work in progress category is Anchored. I made more progress in January than what you see here, but you will have to wait for the reveal. This post is to share my ending point for 2016. I’m toying with calling this new series Facets. I’m really rather crazy about both of these almost finished pieces.


Anchored, ©Kathleen Probst, work in progress, 40 x 39 inches

Next up are my small works , which are a charming size to add a touch of simplicity to your home. 

Each small works piece measures 7 x 7 inches and sells for $98.

Letting It Slide and Falling Triangle

Yellow Transparency and Simple Curve #1

Web and Simple Curve #3

Simple Curve #2 (sold)  and Radar

Falling Triangle #2 and Curve on Violet

Violet Transparency and Simple Curve #4


Here is one up close…


Orange Slice, ©Kathleen Probst, 7 x 7 inches, $98

I created the top two pieces in this trio as a commission for a favorite collector to go with the piece on the bottom, which she previously purchased. It was particularly fun to come up with Arches on Blue to provide contrast to all the straight lines of the Glimpse pieces.

From top left, Glimpse #27, Arches on Blue and Glimpse #18 ©Kathleen Probst.


I am a member of the Studio Art Quilts Association and I came up with this piece for a traveling trunk show that will begin its journey in Lincoln, Nebraska this April. It will travel in and out of the country for 3 years.

Yellow Instigation, ©Kathleen Probst,
10 x 7 inches, SAQA Trunk show

In April of 2016 I made Orange Spritz for a small works flash show at Surel’s Place, which featured work from the Boise Open Studio Cooperative. 

Orange Spritz, ©Kathleen Probst, 6.5 x 5 inches, sold


Painted Paper Collage

Last May, at a color workshop in Ohio, I began creating painted paper collage. I am thrilled to work this way. These first 5 are studies. I was also curious about working with transparency. 




Analgous, monchromatic and complementary studies ©Kathleen Probst



Blue Sticks, ©Kathleen Probst 8.5 x 11 inches, $50                                   Dipped, ©Kathleen Probst, 8.5 x 11 inches, $50

I have now begun working with this media on a more regular basis. They provide an avenue to work through ideas more quickly than I can with fabric. I am now turning some of them into larger fiber pieces as well. You can see that Attached is the basis for the fiber piece, Anchored, which I shared earlier. 



Attached, 5 x 5 inches, NFS                         Build On It, 5 x 5 inches, $50  


Thoughts on a Rainy Day, 5 x 5 inches, $50                Behind, 5 x 5 inches, $50


Not So Grey Day, 5 x 5 inches, $50                          Swan Song  (sold)


It’s a Wrap, 5 x 5 inches, $50               Tis Me, Duck, 5 x 5 inches, $50  


Other Explorations

These grey scale collage pieces are each 12 x 12 inches. 

©Kathleen Probst

This last set of studies was my first foray into painting in grey scale. Each piece is 6 x 6 inches. 

©Kathleen Probst

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Feel free to peruse my previous chronicles to see how my art has evolved.

Chronicle of Quilts 2015 

Chronicle of Quilts 2014 

Chronicle of Quilts 2013 

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