Thoughts on a path

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

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

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

Monday, May 9, 2011

Northern Lights over Boreal Forest ~ completed



a few details






Well, this piece has been completed and will be part of a small exhibit of ~ forests ~ at the Burlington Art Centre.


I learned a lot with this particular piece and will start a second in the series soon.


Sometimes, though the vision that I start with doesn't always translate into the finished piece ~ not that it is a bad thing.


I will work again with a different composition but the same subject matter of the Boreal Forest.

This is acrylic on wool with some hand stitch and lots of free motion.






11 comments:

Judys Fiber Art said...

Your quilting looks magnificent. Color, texture, it has it all.

eimear brennan said...

that's gorgeous barbara....can i ask, how do you exhibit the work? Do you frame it? or does it hang by itself?I'm just trying to imagine it in my head....so beautiful.....very calming

laurie said...

this is lovely,, I've never saw this done,,I'm you newest follower,,

Shammickite said...

I really really like this. Are all the tiny stitches done on a machine? Which stitches are done by hand?

Tammie Lee said...

amazing, that is hand stitched! it is lovely and I look forward to seeing what you do with more Boreal Forest as the subject.

I think it is often the nature with art, to change.

Shammickite said...

JULY 1: Happy CANADA Day, Barbara!

Clare Wassermann said...

such beautiful stitching on your blog!

suziqu's thread works said...

Dear Barbara
I have been wondering how you are and if you are keeping good health. It has been a while since I have been in contact so here I am! Your colours and stitching are always so soothing!
Hugs and love,
Suzy

MulticoloredPieces said...

Greetings from Tunisia! just dropped by while surfing the net and trying to beat the heat. Your textile work/play is very interesting and your "Northern Lights" is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

Tammie Lee said...

thinking of you ~
so i stopped in to say hello
wishing you a lovely weekend

Katie said...

This is so beautiful!! I'm in awe!