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!
* * * PUBLISHED * * * Artist feature in Stitchillo, a brand new book in a series called 'Encyclopedia of Inspiration' from UPPERCASE (click to link)
* * * EXHIBITION * * * Homeland: A Collection of Prairie Threadpaintings by Monika Kinner-Whalen. Kathy Theissen Gallery in Rosthern SK. July & August 2017 Reception 10 am to noon on Saturday, July 15, 2017 Station Arts
* * * MANITOBA * * *
Sept 2 & 3 Vendor - Proutopia
Sept 9 &10 Teaching - Sketch to Stitch / Runs with Scissors Studio
Sept 15 & 16 Vendor - Manitoba Fibre Festival, Red River Exhibition Park
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