Art Every Day, Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Here is today's piece. I guess you can tell that I'm on a machine quilting bender. I really enjoyed the hair that I did on my woman a few days ago so today I decided to do a tree using the same "herky jerky" stitch out. I began with a piece of hand dye that had a folded resist on it that didn't turn out to well; the negative space was just too light so, it ended up in my pile of fabrics (yes, I usually only get the 'junky' fabrics to work with). The fabric looked like it was just perfect for a hazy summer morning picture.
I set the fabric on top of some green dye painted batting and selected several green and yellow green threads plus some brown for the tree trunk and horizon line and a blue green variegated for the sky. I stitched the trunk and limbs first then did the horizon line. I added the 'leaves' next by doing the herky jerky. I layered on three different green threads before I was done. I used the lightest green to add in the bush on the left and the grasses around the tree trunk. The lawn was done with a tone of yellow.
I really like the overall hazy yet crisp feel of the piece.