Last post I spoke about the direction of my work; and yet, here is another direction entirely that I also love to work in. Somehow painting the piece vs. printing a photograph before I do my thread painting makes it feel more my own. When I wrote of this in the past, comments were very favorable toward the work and time involved in getting a good and balanced photo and they are absolutely correct. Good photography is a skill set unto itself. I don't claim to be a very good photographer and so the thread enhances them, in my opinion. The texture of a thread painting is another draw for me as well. These have become my Threadscapes and they keep me excited.
|View from covered bridge in Indiana|
This newer piece is painted on watercolor paper during a class I was taking. Watercolor really appeals to me although I am not very good at it either-yet! What I am excited about is the detailing I will get to add as I start painting with thread on the machine. It may not sound like it will make a big difference but the next picture shows my point.
Here is Majestic and how it came to be . When you look at the before and after, is there any doubt that the stitches add depth and richness to the painting? This piece sold promptly at the next show I entered it into which made me very proud.
Today is Off the Wall Friday so please be sure to see what other wonderful styles our fellow artists are working in here.