Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Photoshop Elements 4.0 is the program I use to eliminate the background and add shadows.
Bradford Copse


Bradford Copse


Hand dyed Silks and Cotton, fused, machine quilted.

27x27"




A copse is a grove of trees. Bradford refers to all the Bradford pear trees that people in these parts have planted in their yards. They have a wonderful rounded shape, but don't come in stripes like my fantasy trees in this piece.




I had to sneak in a moon in this design too. It is white silk and depending on the lighting of the room it either glows or is invisible.


The lighter interior rectangle is a device used by one of my fave painters Ton Schulten. He is not the only one who has used this idea, but his book was right there in my studio, offering a way to add more depth to the original drawing.


This drawing from my sketchbook is really old, but it was waiting there for me this week when I had no idea what to make next. I was going to save this for New Quilt Friday, but hey, it was finished.

11 comments:

  1. LOVE this. Loved the other moon one, too. Of course, we love Ton's work, don't we.

    I have been on the go all month and just now checking up on my fave blogs. You have been very busy. I bet you won't get many trick or treaters! We don't get any.

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  2. Loving the new stuff... Maybe some day when you can't think of something else to blog about you can give us a quick run down of how you get such great pictures of your work. With no weird wall or other stuff in the shot and the neat shadow under it.

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  3. it's beautiful! is that all hand stitching?

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  4. Anonymous8:44 AM

    Beautiful quilt! I love the colors. I second Candice's request for info on how you get such great photos.

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  5. Denise10:45 AM

    Tennessee obviously agrees with you! Gorgeous works!
    OK - I have to ask...
    How do you get your little circles cut so perfectly round?
    Also, in your Silken Moon pieces - did you also fuse the trees? Are they bias?
    WOW - as someone who lives in the woods, these pieces really speak to me.
    Thank you for sharing.

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  6. Denise, please email me (sidebar) for more info.
    Melody

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  7. I would've recognized those trees as Bradford Pears even if you hadn't told us. That tree is way over planted here in Tennessee. But oh, how beautiful it is when they're all in bloom. Come early March there will be "seas" of white blossoms ... even in the mall parking lots.

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  8. Love the tree imagery, Melody. Love the whole piece! And not just because I grew up in a town named Bradford...

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  9. Lyric2:08 PM

    The Bradfords are the second to bloom after the plums... they are gorgeous. Watch out however, when you have ice or wind storms as they are notorious for splitting.
    I absolutely love seeing them march down the medians of the roads in full bloom here. And I love your artwork too! The warmer climes certainly agree with you!

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