Monday, March 26, 2012

Golden Sunrise

Golden Sunrise, redone

Not happy with the quilted sky, I ripped it out.  After steaming out the stitch lines, I used gold metallic thread to tie the sky in a circular pattern emanating from the sun.  Difficult to see because of the metallic and the camera's reflection, it does add a small bit of texture, while allowing the atmosphere to just be more as Turner would have done it.

Golden Sunrise
10" x 10"

The challenge is to capture the essense of  'Turner's Light.' As I look at it now, I wish my golden thread was not so heavily stitched.  However, I just spent the afternoon [and last night] ripping out one quilt; not ready to do another even if it is really small.

This is my third try at this challenge.  It is miles better than the other two.  However, I now have more ideas to attempt.  It seems one painting/quilt always leads to another.


Lisa Broberg Quintana said...

Lovely, Ann! And I don't think it was too heavily stitched. Well done. You've captured Turner quite well!


Kathy Angel Lee said...

It's lovely,Ann. Only suggestion I might make is to to vary the quilting lines between the water and the sky. I love the subtleness and softness of the colors.

Katherine said...

Ann, calming and so lovely!

Andrine said...

Yummy! Love the boat and sun.

Linda Steele said...

I love the new look sky, very atmospheric. Thanks for showing us.

Linda Teddlie Minton said...

This is lovely, Ann. Great job on re-doing that sky!