Saturday, 31 May 2014

Water Tower #6

The mango yellow colour was just the blast of warm sunshine that we needed here in Montreal's winter, which seemed interminable. Thanks, Michele!
Water Tower #6
This piece was inspired by a photo I took in New York City last year, shown below. The windows in the foreground building are made with variegated thread in a wide satin stitch. The fabrics are hand-dyed and commercial cotton.



10 comments:

  1. Well, it certainly is warm and sunny, Heather. You really have nailed this style to perfection. I love the idea of the variegated thread - perfect windows with reflections. Very clever.

    Hilary

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  2. Vibrant use of colour and looks just great mounted on a black canvas like the others in this series.

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  3. Gorgeous Heather, those dull buildings in real life just glow with your beautiful use of colour and the pop of the fuschia water tower. Love it!

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  4. I also love the pop of the fuschia water tower. Would love to see a number of these displayed together.

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  5. Gorgeous colours ..............
    Do you use solid colour or are your fabrics translucent?

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    1. Mostly I use my own hand-dyes on PFD cotton, Linda. Low immersion dyeing. In this case the sky was a commercial cotton bought some years ago, mottled like a hand-dye.

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  6. One of my favourites of yours, Heather. Love the colour and the composition.

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  7. So vibrant, great use of colour.

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  8. one of my favorites as well even though it is not one of the colors that i enjoy working with or even in general. when i first saw this piece it became a favorite
    use of all colors is great
    well done heather

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  9. I absolutely love this one! The colours look so good even though they are so different from the photo. Your style is so original, and I'm still waiting for you to start your international teaching career.

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