Thoughts on a path

"If the path be beautiful, let us not ask where it leads." ~ Anatole France

thoughts on line

"i should never underestimate the power of line, straight or otherwise" ~ Barbara

For a Friend

"Great things are done by a series of small things brought together" ~ Vincent van Gogh

Monday, September 27, 2010

Lilies 1 of 2

and some detail work below




I showed this as a work in progress a while ago ... so here it is finished (with some details) and the second piece of "Lilies" is well underway. I have been reading about everyone working in their gardens, collecting,and harvesting. It has been the same here ... I love this time of year and find it so hard to come inside.
This is watercolour on muslin, with wool rovings and hand stitch

6 comments:

Sharon said...

This is so beautiful! I love how all that hand stitching adds so much expression to the piece. Wonderful work!

Yes, fall is making itself known around here too. I usually love fall, but we didn't get quite enough summer this year, so I'm not ready for fall. But it's coming anyway, so hopefully soon I can get in the mood to enjoy it!

fabriquefantastique said...

your work is lovely, should be a good day here in Ontario to put in a few stitching hours. (for anyone else, it is pelting with rain)

Sharon said...

The colors are beautiful and your stitching is fantastic. It truly draws me into the piece. When I come to your blog I always get drawn back to look at your older posts. I love the Passing Storm as it reminds me of a sailing trip I was on and got caught in storm quite like your work. May I ask is it mounted on a stretched canvas? I could not tell from the photo. I just love it.

Tammie Lee said...

So it is nearly your birthday... or when you read this it will be. I wish you a lovely year full of days that feel wonderful to you!

This piece is so lovely. I love all the stitches, the colors, the movement and texture. ummmm umm

Kayla coo said...

Hi Barbara,
Thank you for your good wishes.
Love the patterns in your stitches.
Mx

Shammickite said...

I wrote a message but somehow if flew off into space and never arrived here.
I commented that you must have a huge amount of patience to do so many tiny stitches. Lovely work. You really favour those gorgeous colours.