Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Dyed Trees


This piece measures 64 inches wide and 26 inches in height.
The size was determined by the space in the client's home, she specifically wanted a 'painting' to hang over her bed.  All she asked for was trees, and left the rest up to me.

Detail:  I worked in layers with procion MX dyes.  The layers were painted on with brushes. I created the resists with masking tape (for the trunks and the clouds).

After the dyes were set and dried, I added details with free motion machine stitching. I deliberately did not add batting and quilt since this was intended to be a painting.  I added stabiliser to the back to support the stitching.

Since this piece was so wide, it was a challenge to photograph well in its entirety, so I took another photo that is cropped.

my friend enjoying tranquility
This work was inspired by the views of the from my beloved cottage in the woods. This is a photo of my niece exploring.