"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.