Sunday, March 6, 2011


Reflection was my entry in the digital category in the AQU Journey Show.  It won 2nd place.  Mind you, there were only four entries.  I took a photo at the NC Arboretum in Asheville last October.  The leaves were magnificent shades of yellow, gold, and red.  I turned my photo into a black and white and transferred it using an orange based cleaner onto cotton fabric in three different sizes.  I used water soluble colored pencils to color the three transfers.  The trees are pretty heavily thread painted in shades of brown thread.  The judge complained about the fabric I chose for the background.  Most everyone agrees it was a poor choice.  That's what happens when you don't plan or give any thought to a project.  It turned out to be a happy accident.

1 comment:

Gloria said...

I really like what you did on the colored pencils portions. I wonder if some colored pencils or thin fabric inks/paints would tone down the busy background fabric. It does seem too bold/busy and tends to overwhelm the center pieces. Hey, a piece is never really finished until you say it is..right?