|crappy cell phone pic of a beautiful moment|
Back at home, I took out my pan pastels and picked out my favourite darks, lights and colours from the image above. I tried to be loose and impressionistic like I was going for after taking the En Plein Air workshop with Bobbi Clackson-Walker. (See Bobbi!? You really inspired me!)
It felt amazing to do this. I always aim for detail. This really has none. As I was painting it slowly. I noticed how the touches of colour off the applicator looked like squares or diamond shapes. I have always loved geometrics. I think that is what attracts me to cross stitch or the close up of some crewel work. If you stitch 'satin stitch' of just a few fat stitches side by side, you get a square or diamond. I have seen beautiful cross hatched embroideries in very, very old library books with the EAC. I just love that look so much.
And so. That is what I was going for when I posted on Sunday. I was recreating my pastel art with fat yarn and one giant needle.
|days and days and days later|
It's not quite done. I want to add some more 'leaning' and movement in the lower portion. I'm considering incorporating some of the stalks I wisked in for the pastel version. I have been rummaging through my stash looking for the right colour. It can't be too distracting. I love how the blues and greys look within the art and I'm thinking of using something similar to this, but maybe softer.
I don't know that it had turned out exactly as I had planned, but this combination of colour was so exciting to work with. Likely - it was that bright chartreuse, love of my life. : ) It just makes that orange highlighting kick. Kazowee!
Thank you for looking. I don't know if this is a style I will continue to explore, but I sure enjoyed the hand painting nature of it.
Have a great day!
Linking to WIP Wednesday @ TN&TN