My sketches of the woodlands in the fog were approved by Elizabeth so now the hard part begins….how to create this in fabric? I am excited and scared at the same time.
These were my sketches:
I am not surprised that she like the tall skinny one the best. Each time I edited my sketch in Photoshop I moved in that direction. Here are her comments:
“Three sketches of a forest in the mist with subtle rearrangements of the composition each time...I do like the vertical composition presented in the vertical format...it gives the trees more height and also forces us to peer into the mist itself. the skinny branches form a kind of focal area and also help us to move around the piece. the sense that the fog is thicker near the ground is well done. Removing a lot has really helped to create the atmosphere.
I would make the piper almost indistinct...let him merge with the trees so that you don't see him at first..imagine the skirl of the pipes in the far distance, softened and muffled by the fog....
very well done...you've addressed the assignment accurately and sensitively. It is not about a beauty spot that everyone sees, but rather about one that you have observed where perhaps others have missed (mist!) it....”
She must have read my mind about the piper. I was going to make it difficult to see him in the mist. I think I will call this quilt “Misty Morning Piper.” That way the viewer will have to look into the mist to try to find the piper. Plus it is good that I edited out the trees on the left hand side. I think they distracted us from looking into the fog. I have come a long way since January when the sketches I created for the lesson needed a lot of work. So I am learning something!
Here is my handsome piper husband. Aren’t I lucky that I get to hear bagpipes just about every day? I love bagpipes. I guess that is a good thing or hearing them every day would make me crazy. Do you like bagpipes?
So now I am going to go through my stash of fabrics plus I am dyeing some today as well to see if I can pull off this scene. The clock is ticking…it is due blocked out by the 20th. I keep telling myself that this can be done. I think if I am successful it might lead to a series on fog.
Thanks for reading and I appreciate your comments.
Linking to Nina-Marie’s Off the Wall Friday. I am anxious to see what she is doing for this lesson plus what others are doing this week.