A group of internet artists from all over the place who have decided to give each other a challenge every few weeks, on a theme chosen by each in turn. We have different ideas and styles, but share a love of textiles, and want to have some fun.

Friday, 23 September 2011

Challenge 1 Entry: Light and Shade

"Shadow & Sunshine"

I was taken by the idea of shadows being a degree of absence, not an absence. This piece is inspired by a photo I took of a church well on a bright snowing day. The well was very dark, however because of its material, it actually radiated light. I have always felt it to be a very simple but beautiful image. This challenge was the perfect opportunity to bring it to life with the shadow and light focus.

It's size is A3, which is working for me at the moment as I do feel that I need the limitation.

I thought a lot about feathering areas with the shading of feathers creating another dimension.
But after some thinking, that felt too fussy for the image, which I feel wants to stand alone.

The quilting had to be straight lines. Simple but effective.


Anonymous said...

This is wonderful ESther. I think you're so right with the quilting lines being straight as they feel like shafts of light. I love the way it has the qualities of a water colour too. Just ace.

marion said...

This is very beautiful...and I think you were right about the feathers.

sandra wyman said...

Love the watercolour effect. A beautiful piece.

Sue said...

What a lovely scene: where is it? I can feel myself in the bright sunshine of somewhere like Italy. looking at it. Good decisions, lovely work.

Elma in Lochwinnoch said...

What a lovely sunny feeling I get from it Esther................makes me think of summer holidays :)

Feather on a Wire said...

Love the sunlight in the quilting!

JeanneZ said...

What a wonderful imaginations you all have to do this. Such creativity. Love seeing your work.
I am more of the follow someone elses patterns that is why I love your BOM's Esther.