I love the title "It's all about the sky" that you've chosen - fits it very very well...the road leads us right into the sky...And talking of sky..the fabric is very nice but I wonder if you have something a bit more dramatic? something Really Stunning?
Also the yellow center line is very slightly off at the bottom...needs to be a bit more towards the center...(as it is in your sketches).
Otherwise...you've used perspective well to give a great sense of depth...also size...both positive and negative spaced becoming smaller...it would be good if you could soften the yellow going back into the distance...also the road color...go out on the road and look again!! see what happened to those hues as they recede from you...you'll notice, when you really look, that the colors don't remain the same. and you can make these adjustments with felt tips, or a little thinned acrylic...or anything like that...
Okay...so she misread the title...Overall a great sense of distance!! (emphasis mine)
But...wanting me to make the sky more dramatic?! You've got to be kidding, right?
I commented thus:
Make the sky more dramatic?! You need to spend some time on the prairies, Elizabeth (grin). Some days here it's completely cloudless. I could do a thunderstorm but that would change the mood altogether so...maybe another day! I will adjust the centre line...and there are two other lines to add that aren't in the blocked piece. I may find it will be best to leave them out but I'm going to have to play with them first. Thanks for the tip about softening the colours of the line and road...I was just concerned about getting it sliced on the right angle to make it recede (grin).
And she agreed that perhaps she did need to travel to the Prairies (presumably Canadian but other prairie will do)...
So I focused today on getting the background together and fusing the fields and trees in place.
The pavement lines? Those are going to be tougher. I only showed her the yellow centre lines; there are also white ones down the sides that delineate the shoulders. Studying the photo, I can see that they don't necessarily fade out or change colour in the distance; rather, they could be said to disappear altogether...whether uphill (as in the photo) or not (as in my piece)...
As for 'other things'...
My August "Block of the Month" was finished last week, despite all of its darned bias edges...
And as for the knitting...
P loved her socks, and they fit perfectly! (Here they are on my feet.)
|Pattern: "Angular Velocity"|
by Rich Ensor
The challenge this month? "Knit socks in a pattern and/or colour to reflect your favourite holiday." Now, I'm not the sort of person who does 'seasonal' decorating...and my Christmas decorations are decidedly simple. But...it is a favourite holiday so here are my 'Christmassy' socks... er...sock (only just cast on the second; these likely won't be finished for month-end...)
|Pattern: "Do You Want to Build a Snowman?"|
Yarn: Schachenmayr Nomotta 4 fatig (4 ply) in red and cream
Linking up to Nina Marie's Off the Wall Friday...and retiring with a good book...in order to let the Line Painters come in and finish my roadwork...
All for now! ;-)
Ha! The line painters on our road musta had a leak because we got a line and a lot of pphhhfaat! You don't want them. Ya, I don't know about a dramatic daytime sky. Yours is interesting but not odd. Good job. I'm off to read as well! :)
That sky is spectacular-it must stay!
I wish our skies in Appleton, WI were as dramatic as that. It won't be long before all our skies look mourning dove gray. However, it is sunny today, so the sky matches your blue - but zero white/clouds for a dramatic effect. Personally, I think you did a wonderful job of capturing the perspective/sense of distance. I think it is important to interpret a photo - not to reproduce it.
I think your sky fabric IS quiet dramatic, it looks hand dyed. A beautiful perspective.
I love the sky. Bravo to you for defending your artistic voice.
Wonderful, Margaret! Very well done! You've clearly worked very hard and very thoughtfully .
Your perspective is very well done. Living on the prairie, I have to say, your sky is perfect the way it is! Beautiful!
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