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Friday, 22 March 2013

Another Friday Finish and More on the Go

Look Molly! 

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.


HollyM said...

Congrats on your sales!
I love the old shack and the last photo with all those reds is beautiful!

Beth said...

Just found your blog. Love the threadpainting you are doing. So AWESOME! I have made many fabric postcards and do some threadpainting but not on your scale. If I may ask what do you use as a base? Will follow, Beth in Cape May, NJ

Beth said...

Just found your blog. Love the threadpainting you are doing. So AWESOME! I have made many fabric postcards and do some threadpainting but not on your scale. If I may ask what do you use as a base? Will follow, Beth in Cape May, NJ

Margaret said...

I continue to enjoy what you're up to. Lovely work!

greelyrita said...

I love SilverSpring Sunlit!! So lovely. Makes me think of my summers lying in the grass. No sounds except for birds singing. Completely alone and loving it.

Jeito Mineiro de Ser said...

Estou sem ar de tão lindo!!!! como você consegue isto???? Lindo demais!!
Parabéns! Parabéns!
Um abraço!


B J Elder said...

Your latest piece is wonderful and wouldn't be the same without the great fence in it! Glad you put it in. You really feel the depth and can all but smell the grasses in this one. Love your other photos too -- oh how I'd like to go out on a photo shoot with you. You have beautiful country up there to capture on "film".

Carol S. said...

With every piece you do your work gets better and better!
Silverspring Sunlit just transported me back to the last time I was there, more years ago than I care to admit. I can't wait to see what you do with that last photo and it's wonderful colours.

jojo said...

j aime regarder tes tableaux ce que tu crees est splendide jojo

Threadpainter said...

This piece is super, Monika ... and your fence detail is top-notch and very important to the piece.
I did the same once, knotting at each intersection and using a very fine silk thread, proportionate to the size of the painting ... and that fence got the most notice and the most compliments !!! I had even checked with a farm equipment place as to the exact distance between wires (my photo was at a distance, and the fence was a bit wonky)
I am absolutely amazed at your energy ... bravo of for the show ! ... and your photos for upcoming work are exciting !

Dahn said...

I love all of your work that features fences.

Kit Lang said...

These are going to be awesome!!!!!

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