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

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Lilies 2 of 2 ~ in progress

a little closer detail

First, I hope that eveyone is in the middle of a lovely weekend.
Here is the second of the "lilies" set (still in progress) ~ shown with a little detail work.
I find that as I explore this medium more and more ~ that I am using my reference sketches less and less. More intuitively following the composition of the piece as it sits in front of me, letting the work dictate to me how I go from place to place.
This is watercolour on muslin, wool rovings and hand stitch


Shammickite said...

Just wondering, how big will the finished piece be?

Emma said...

Hello, welcome to my blog & thanks for joining me!

Your lillies series is lovely & your garden pics are gorgeous. I think my last rose of the year is almost over! There's always next year;)

Uta said...

Hi Barbara,
Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. Nice to meet you. I am looking forward to getting to know you better when I get back from Melbourne

Heloise said...

Happy Birthday for the other day. I hope that you had a great day.
I like using the microwave for dying as you have a surprise each time you unwrap the bundle of fabric.
I like the the soft colours in Lily two.

Tammie Lee said...

I enjoy hearing how your relationship with your art is changing, becoming more intimate.

It is quite lovely and I enjoy the up close peaks at what you are creating.

I am off to explore new territory today, narrow dirt roads to places I have never been.

Wildflowerhouse said...

Lovely series and the colors are fantastic.