Nellie"s Needles

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

The 1st of the Next 50 Lake Quilts

This piece is my interpretation of the lake near the end of a typical fall day. The sun is low and glaring, the air is clear and fresh, strong winds blow the clouds and make high waves that wash debris ashore, plus there's a bit of pinkish color cast over all.

Lake #51 (13"x12")
under construction
Since we arrived in Tennessee, I check the webcam that is focused on Lake Michigan at the Holland channel just about everyday. Our cottage is less than a half mile down the beach. I miss being there to experience the sensations, but being able to check out the lake conditions and effects of the weather satisfies something within me. I look forward to watching the ice form and build up on the piers and lake.

5 comments:

self taught artist said...

i know it is under construction but wow, it looks like a big storm hit and the waters are rough. i think it looks pretty cool already :)

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

I love your lake quilts, Nellie. You are so talented.

Nellie's Needles said...

STA, this piece in particular changed a whole lot with the addition of quilting. It looked like a wilder day when it was under construction than when it was finished ... all part of the serendipity with this medium that appeals to me ... most of the time.

arlee said...

I really like 51 as is! Looks like the waves are coming right at you!!

Sande said...

Your lake pieces are wonderful - full of texture and mood...
We were just at Holland State Park a in late August. It's a lovely area and very peaceful. Must be fun having a cottage there.