A month ago today I introduced the major installation piece about prairie flowers on which I'm spending all my time. Back then, a base layer of "ortwork", or underpainting, had been done for all 25 panels. Go here to read or review the "beginning".
Quite a bit of time was spent online looking at photos for reference before beginning the detail layer of this installation. This photo was key in the work I created for the top row ... the horizon.
Here are three photos of the same panel. The first one is the foundation layer, the second with the materials to create the details layered on, and the third with the netting layer added and quilted.
Here's a close-up of the flowers on the horizon. I've free-motion quilted with varying sizes of zig-zag stitch and multiple variegated threads.
This photo was taken during the process of laying the details of roving and crumbs.
... and some of the "crumbs". I was pleased to find those plaids in the scrap bag that had been left here in Michigan. I hadn't brought any scraps from Tennessee which makes looking through this bag a treasure hunt.
The last panel in the top row was half done on my design table when this photo was taken of the template into which I drop or replace photos as the work progresses. Here is the whole piece with the new photos of the four that are finished dropped into place.
Elvis is hiding in a cloud. With the large scale of this piece and the clouds being so high on the wall, I doubt anyone will ever spot him.
Only me and those I let in on my slightly deviant sense of humor will ever know.