That said, here's an example of past work where the piece is dominated by one large item:
|House I - mounted on linen-covered stretched canvas
And here are the two layouts I've tried thus far -- nothing is stitched down, just placed on the background.
|Rough layout #1
|Rough layout #2
Of course, there's no stitching on the piece yet, no over-grown grasses...
While letting that 'percolate' on my work table, I went into my 'wet room' (i.e. my back room where I do messy things) and played with paint. I wanted to add colour to the pebbles in the sample of the beach piece about which I recently posted (scroll down). You'll note in the inspirational photo that there are coloured pebbles in the water...
So I stitched a scrap of the pebble fabric, using monopoly (clear) thread, and daubed on some colours from my newly-acquired collection of Pebeo Setacolor paints:
I liked the results, so I went ahead and painted some of the pebbles on the miniature sample. The trick was to paint just the right number of stones (it's so much fun, I wanted to keep going!)...and to space them out "artfully"...in the right proportions. The pearly white paint was a wonderful accent to add the glisten of the water, as well as to soften the brightness of the colours.
|Gems on the Beach
Now to go forward with the larger piece, which I want to mount on stretched canvas and put in the Lacombe Art Show in April.
Speaking of shows, yesterday was also "Reveal Day" for the Fifteen by Fifteen Group's latest theme, "Rhythm". You can see all of the pieces on the Group's blog...I think they're our best yet! But here's my piece...
|Rural Rhythms (C) 2014
I'm linking late to Nina Marie's Off the Wall Friday...why not stop by there too?