I took a series of photos late last summer in Silverspring. There was one photo in particular that had that "aaaaaaaaaah!" reaction. It was the tall grasses and the way the evening summer sun was making everything that it touched glow. Molly suggested I threadpaint it. I've had it on my to-do list for some time. Finally, I collected the threads and was ready...
Hmm, now I can't seem to find the photo. Nonetheless... here's my latest accomplishment.
|Silverspring Sunlit, 2013|
I am so excited. I can't stop taking photos of this one! I love how thick and airy it is. I wasn't sure about putting the fence wire in, but it ended up being one of my favorite parts. It's not a three-line barbed wire fence as I thought is was. It's a grid. So I stitched it that way, wrapping the the thread around at each intersection just like the fence wires were. It was really cool to stitch. I feel the grasses are perfect! They are so light and loose.
|detail of Silverspring Sunlit, 2013|
On the homefront, two pieces sold at Gardenscape today and two more sold privately. I'm so excited - my first threadpainting is soon to go to the US! I have a handful overseas, but none south of the border. It's a very special one that I wasn't sure I would sell, until one of my bestest-blog-friends-that-I-never-met asked for it. How can I say no to her? : )
Now I'm planning a few more including the little old shack in Bergheim.
That computer screen appears quite harsh. I'm going to enjoy threadpainting that one. It has similar grasses in it that reach high up above the horizon.
|my photo 2011|
Mmmmm, and then there's this one! I took this south east of the city two years ago. I have no idea which road this was taken on. It was one of those days that I wandered and wandered.
|my photo played up in high contrast, 2011|
Oh and then there's this one from the little slough at the turnaround just down the highway. Isn't this one SWEET!? Oh I could eat up those colors.
|my photo, 2012|
I had a lot of fun picking through old photos and playing around with them - changing depth and vividness, and also playing with different cropping of each picture. It's amazing the different things I find when I do this. There's always so much more to a photograph that meets the eye.
Have a good weekend everyone, and thanks for your support & encouragement.