Wishing for snow

This little landscape is done (although not in this picture).  I’ve been calling it “Wishing for Snow” and the colors are meant to depict the duns, rusts, and dark greens of a New England scene, without the snow.

After I replaced the sky (remember? I cut it out?), there were more layers than before, and too many to permit the translucency that I liked.  So I cut up into the overlap where I could without jeopardizing the quilting.

And here are some winter colors, winter jewels, really —

You can see the colors that informed the little quilt.

I don’t know if you can also tell or not, but I took these close ups with my trusty new tripod!

I certainly can tell.  Much better definition.  I think that’s called ‘being in focus’ !!

C. if off to track.  K. is at work already.  And, D. will probably sleep for another three hours.  I am making roasted baby turnips and brown rice (with scallions and sesame seeds) and marinated tofu today for a friend that I haven’t managed a visit with since Christmas, somehow!

And, must FIND ‘Wishing for Snow’ in order to sign and mail off to Long Island Artist’s Coop Gallery.

5 thoughts on “Wishing for snow

  1. serenapotter

    What a fabulous finish. I like that I really feel the colors from your theme and read them as authentic. I think it’s very easy working with fabric to get caught up in preconceived notions about what colors correlate to.

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  2. Jacky

    A feast for the senses here….those beautiful little cloths reflecting your outside world. Wonderful colours and a treat to see the photo’s that inspired your colour choices.
    The transparency really appeals to me too.
    Just about to have my dinner. I am hungry after reading about your delicious menus. I had an amazing Asian Quinoa and vegetable salad on the weekend topped with lightly roasted sesame seeds…yuuuummmm.

    Jacky xox

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  3. deedeemallon Post author

    Thanks, Serena. As for pairing the photos with the cloth – I have been inspired by a beautiful book on embroidery by Francoise Tellier-Loumagne. In it, she pairs photos of natural objects and her embroidered interpretation. Incredible work.

    I haven’t had Quinoa in years, Jacky. Thanks for the reminder.

    And thanks, Jude, too. The book mentioned above makes me think of your work a lot — not so much the particulars, but the spirit of it.

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