Winter CropAt 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.