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Wednesday, 29 February 2012

More Paint.

I'm linking this post up to The Needle and Thread Network.  What a blast it's been there lately now that we have our Feature Fridays started!  It's really great to meet all these Canucks a little more in person.  Today, I'm showing you my work in progress as of Monday.  I'm hoping that there will be LOTS more to show on these new projects by the weekend.  I was looking again at my first ever landscape and thinking I should try that one once more, but twice the size.  There's less stitching in it, but lots of pretty fibres.


I'm amazed to look at that now.  I made that 2 years ago and I'm surprised how well it turned out for my very first landscape.  I love the dark thunderhead and the glowing field.  It's such a common scene here, but it never fails to take our breath away.  So I took out my paints.  They only grey I have is oilbars though.  I applied the grey directly, but the white was put on a glass plate and then taken up with a brush.


It goes on lump-free that way.  Now I have to wait until tomorrow before I can stitch on it.  It would have been quicker to drive to the store and buy acrylics.  haha  It turned out good and it's hanging on my design/inspiration wall now.


Those grey blotches underneath are from my little finger's knuckle... from every time I anchored my hand to hold still.  I can remove them, but they'll likely be stitched over.

So while I wait, I keep eyeballing this photo from last November out at Wanuskewin.  I think it's just so darn pretty.


It's dimly lit, but the composition is pretty sweet.  I drew it out a while back.


I really liked the angle of the clouds.  So now I'm laying out the background.  I just finished putting it all together and I can't wait to stitch it!  I hope I don't mess up the tipi.  I'm a little nervous about that.


I used a piece of winter sky I had painted last month with the Jaquard dyes.  This one in particular had a bit of that upward angle to the clouds, so I think it looks just terrific in this one!  ; )  Off to stitch!

9 comments:

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Your work is very intriquing...the first one was great..but you have come so very far..

Patti said...

Great photo at Wanuskewin.Looking forward to watching your progress on it.

HollyM said...

You're right the fist landscape looks pretty darn good. It probably inspired you to continue. It will be interesting to see what you do with it now.
I really like the tipi photo too, especially the red berries in front. I get nervous with something new too. I know you will do a good job though. I look forward to seeing it.

Julieta Saglauskas said...

Hi Monika, I love very much yours works.

Leanne said...

I love hearing about your process. That cloud is perfect, I have seen clouds just like that on the prairie and I look forward to seeing your version of the picture with the red berries and the tipi.

Kit Lang said...

Lovely, Monika!

Mary Ann said...

I'm so glad I found your blog. I find it fascinating how you create your works of art:)

Regina said...

That is one inspiring post.....

Lisaleh said...

I can't wait to see the finished tipi. So beautiful.

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