I have been hard at work in my studio. In June my art will be a part of a five person exhibit, I'll have more info to share soon. Meanwhile here are a few pictures to show my progress on the piece for that exhibit. The inspiration for this piece is nighttime in St. Petersburg, Russia....looks like I am heading back to my heritage for inspiration once again!
My goal is to have this piece ready to share in it's full glory in my May newsletter which will be out mid month. Stay tuned!
|My base is a square piece of vintage linen, perhaps a small tablecloth in it's former life|
|I layered brightly colored plastic bags on and basted with small stitches in yellow thread|
|This is what it looked like after I finished basting|
|Then I thread-sketched buildings on clear plastic. I was trying to be really sketchy!|
|Here they are on top of the bright plastic, I did use a bit of gray for the pavement|
|A close up|
|Then I started layering navy lace scraps over the plastic. These will suggest night time clouds|
|Here's my night sky in progress, some navy silk chiffon was involved|
|Now I'll be basting the lace pieces and adding some hand stitching|