The Rhino.

Rhino No 1. is now a raw edge applique quilt reality !!!!! It's taken from the pencil drawing by Albert Durer. At Last….

Now for the illustrated one…




Albrecht Dürer was originally taught to draw by his father. As a goldsmith to trade, he seems to have implanted his craft's appreciation of fine detail into the young artist. Although Dürer, a German from Nuremberg, became one of the greatest painters of the Northern Renaissance, he is equally famous for his body of graphic work in printmaking and illustration.

Dürer was one of the first artists to view animals as a subject worthy of attention. At the beginning of the 16th century, the natural world of animals and plants was becoming a focus of interest as explorers and travelers were returning from distant lands with examples and illustrations of new species. Dürer shared this fascination for the subject which he revealed in many of his drawings, watercolours and prints.

I love this painting too.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Brenda says:

    Penny Gold refers to the wing painting by Durer in her 10 February 2009 blog post ( where she discusses some of the background to her “Shelter” work in progress honouring the life of her son Jeremy who died in 2004.

  2. Wendy in Kennewick says:

    Wow… the coloring on the wing is amazing. Not being an artist myself, I don’t associate that type of precision and color saturation with water colors. Good luck with the quilting of the illustrated rhino.

  3. Pam says:

    Thanks for that Brenda, I looked at the site…. it’s interesting.

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