|Above the Creek Bed, 2015 (work in progress)|
It's mostly done. I need to go back in and add some tree trunks by had and then sign the art as well with my stitches.
I'm working on this large, long piece. It's from a cell phone capture while driving home from Pike Lake on the last hot day in September. Here's how I start - photo nearby, and some batiks to block the main colours in place. For big pieces, I sometimes sketch out some general shapes with coloured pencils. It gives me a chance to move things if I need to.
I love this one so much! I have the perfect frame for it. It's ready for the hand stitching now. I'll be adding in the fence posts, wires, and lush blooms down in the foreground. I love the way the evening light is working in this. : )
|work in progress - home from the lake|
Mmmm. I'm enjoying all the green. I have some Canola fields and a few Autumn scenes as well. I'm actually quite SHOCKED at how quick and effortless threadpainting feels after months of hand stitching. * I have a new appreciation for hand work. * Now that we are fully resettled into our home, I have been so productive. That feels GOOD! I'll have a full display at Gardenscape and some new pieces for the MacKenzie Art Gallery shop as well. I'm hoping to drop new work off there this weekend when I head through Regina. I'll keep you posted with what goes where.
Have a lovely week! Linking to WIP Wednesday @ TN&TN