Friday, August 8, 2008

Look for the Girl with the Sun in her Eyes and She's Gone....


I'm sick of sunshine. I admit it - I am stormy by nature. Rain storms, thunder storms, snow storms, wind storms -- I adore extreme weather. The more extreme the better.
I guess my craving for dark and stormy skies has driven me to pick up Vincent again. Working on swirling clouds and dark, starry skies -- is very satisfying for me right now.
I experimented with loosely stitching some black tulle down over the spires and melting the tulle for texture. I will continue stitching the spires until they are almost completely covered - only the rought melted edges of the tulle peaking through.
Originally, I was going to cover this entire piece with stitch, (utilizing the painted pictures as a thread color guide, only) however I've come to the conclusion that the painted piece beneath -- peeking through here and there gives the stitching more depth -- and I like it.

12 comments:

Vicki W said...

I think the stitching you are doing is perfect!

jude said...

i like to let the fabric show through. it is more dimensional and gives nice contrast to the stitching.

paulahewitt said...

I really like this - and I agree with the others. dont ever move here - the sun is relentless.....even when it rains!

3rdEyeMuse said...

every time I take a look at your progress, I am awed by this piece. I am sooooo loving it. :)

ACey said...

A cool juxtaposition I realized from reading this post because I'm aware I'm drawn to Van Gogh because of his fearless use of color in general but also the way he applies sun-colors whether or not the scene he articulates is, itself, "sunny".

I have a different Van Gogh picture I am itching to work with and have ordered some "stuff" to help with that goal. It hasn't arrived yet so this is a nice vicarious look at what somebody else is doing with the same basic color range. Love it!

Gina said...

You should come and live in Wales if you don't likek the sun. We've had so much rain these past few days I'm thinking of building an Ark

Love and hugs Gina xxx

crooked heart art~tabby said...

hey girl!!
your vincent piece is wonderful!! oh the things you can do with fabric and thread! i too am not a summer and sunshine girl-give me any kind of a good storm anytime-esp a snow storm :)
x's& o's
tammy

Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

This is going to be a show-stopper!

Gammie said...

Fantastic. Can't wait to see it finished.

Jeanne
http://gammiebrat.blogspot.com/

Phyl said...

.....this piece is really coming along beautifully, and the contrasts are great!

Pursuing Art... said...

I just LOVE it Cathie!!! You are doing a beautiful job! And, I agree...I like that the painting is showing through!

It has cooled down here this past week. It has been raining and we've had some wild thunder and lightening! It has actually felt so good for a change, but I'm not quite ready for summer to be over with yet!

~Lisa ;-)

Clevelandgirlie said...

Oh Lisa - I am soooooo ready for summer to be over. Bring on the frigid sweater weather baby!

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