Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Sunset Tide

A few weeks ago, I was sitting beside an estuary in Wales on a nice and quiet evening. The tide was out and there was an almost perfect symmetry between the far away mountain and the shape of the foreground rock. I did a quick little sketch because I knew I had to make a quilt out of this.
Back home, I did more sketches, simplifying the landscape until I was happy with it. This became my Spice quilt.
Here are some details...

I've had a hard time photographing this quilt. The colours seem to be changing all the time.
And, of course, today is the reveal of the Spice Colourplay challenge on the Twelve by Twelve blog.

5 comments:

nicolette said...

I so love the graphic forms and quilting of this spicy landscape. Beautiful!

Ali Honey said...

That's fabulous!

The Idaho Beauty said...

Gosh, I like your work. There's a clean simplicity that is so compelling. In this case less is definitely more.

MargaretR said...

It turned out to be a beauty Francoise and I recognise it too!

Marion said...

Love the colour combinations of this work and the simplicity of the shapes that create a very strong composition.