Monday, 30 November 2015

Apple Green


Winter Crop

At this time of year the many fields surrounding Hudson have been harvested leaving only the bare stalks or shredded remnants behind for the birds. Outbuildings now reappear in brilliant colour and fall crops of mustard vibrate visibly against the  neutral earth tones of exposed soil.
Another  source of inspiration for this colour right now would be the surprising fresh green  moss found growing on the north side of rocks and trees when all the other colour in the forest has long gone awaiting a blanket of snow.

 For me it was an easy choice to  continue with my silk series based on abstracted fields and  bold colour  contrasts .Working with dupioni silk on the embellisher is a mesmerizing process as the bottom threads  emerge and blend before your eyes with the top layers to form a whole. Perhaps a little too many passes in this case has caused a  puckering through the middle which I hope will flatten out with a delicate steam iron. If not, it will have to serve as a textural effect.

Wishing you all an absolutely wonderful holiday with family and friends and looking forward to all good things in the new year.


 

10 comments:

  1. It's good to see these aerial views continuing. The pop of colour indicating the buildings works very well indeed.

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  2. The silk gives it a lovely glow and Iike the contrast of colour that the some of the frayed edges give. It's beautiful.

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  3. I like these pieces Michele, and I like the angle that you use. It really feels like an aerial view.

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  4. I think this is my favourite of your silk pieces so far. Lovely colours, and I too like the slant.

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  5. Excellent use of colours and angles - I bet this is one of those pieces that is even better 'in the flesh' where we would get the shine of the silk added.
    Hilary

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  6. I'm enjoying the rhythmic patterning of the small bits, and your wonderful way with luminous colour.

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  7. I am enjoying your series and in this one the silk really does show up beautifully and the green makes it zing. A really nice, and restful aerial view.

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  8. I love your eloquent description almost as much as this bird's eye view of the landscape.

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  9. You manage to get such depth in this technique. Well done. I agree .. this is a great series.

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  10. great interpretation and i love the luxurious look of the silk. works so well michele

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