Thursday, April 12, 2007

Landscape Continuing

And then there was this... I am so pleased with it. Your comments and recommendations were immensely helpful. Lots of you made suggestions about how to make it look more realistic, but that's not really what I'm going for. I'm more about the lines, the shapes, the colors and the potential for interesting small details within the larger composition. I want the scale to make sense so it doesn't just look
choppy or distracting, but I still wanted to incorporate some abstractness.
In my original sketches I played around with the idea of a composition within the composition. I wasn't sure if I was really going to make that work, but I just love the postcard sized cutout in the blue house where I've played with the scale by adding a tiny tree on the horizon.
This is all fused down and just waiting for the next steps. That will probably mean fusing some additional small details: windows, grassy/leafy/flowery shapes, and pathways maybe. Then I'll start the embroidery. But for now, it's just simmering.

8 comments:

Dale Anne said...

LOVE IT!!!
THANK YOU for allowing us all to see the process and I truly look forward to seeing what else you add along the way to completion.
GREAT JOB! so far....

Gerrie said...

I am having so much fun watching you develop this quilt. I love the area on the hill with the crops!

Anonymous said...

I love the vertical line of the purple fields on the right sight.

kathy said...

the cutout WINDOW is PERFECT!!! The whole thing is coming together so nicely!

teri springer said...

Very cool.....

teri

Melly n David said...

I love it Deborah!
The tree seen through the window is a god send. Great work. Keep it up.

kristin La Flamme said...

I'm with veryone else-- thanks for sharing your process. It's wonderful to see how ideas change and develop along the way. The view through the window is a nice focus. I'm looking forward to seeing what you add with the stitching :-)

PaMdora said...

It's coming along very nicely. You've got a lot more activity filling the space, lots of directions of interest and balance. Good work!