Nellie"s Needles

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Lavender Haze

The previous post showed only a portion of the lake piece. Here's the whole before the layer of tulle was added ...

The pink tulle lessened the contrast of the colors and contributed a "haze" over it all ...
"Lavender Haze" (31"x 32") #85

There's also a bit of iridescent paint, water color pencil and oil stick pastel work to highlight some areas, as well as to blend others into the background. I do that after much study of the piece hanging on my design wall. I go slow with these additions so the major element of fabric is not overwhelmed ... so it doesn't lose its identity as textile art.

... and a close-up of the beach grass in the foreground ...

It was free-motion machine quilted with this variegated thread...



Next up is a presentation of the final eight that will be the Smoky Mountain Quilt Guild's entry to the Guild Challenge in next summer's AQS show in Grand Rapids, Michigan.





6 comments:

Karen Christensen said...

Like how it looks like a foggy violet sunset. the tulle really works well to diffuse the bright colors here. Looking at the grass in the foreground and imagining you sticking tiny tiny strips in there made me just smile! Very well put together Nellie!

Vicki W said...

I think it is very cool and wonder if this isn't the start of a monochromatic series.

Kay said...

Amazing how different the effect of the lavender tulle is. That becomes a twilight lake view for sure.

Nina Marie said...

love love love this piece - what a masterful use of a color - just truly lovely. The tulle is VERY cool!! Gosh Nellie - you need to link this up on Off the Wall Fridays and share it - gorgeous!

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

I love these lake pieces and this one has captured the mood of twilight on the lake. The thread is perfect and the tulle was just he right touch.

We have had some gorgeous sunsets each night and they are all this color so it is perfect timing.

livinthedream-kathy said...

I LOVE it! Thanks for sharing with us.