Thursday, February 22, 2018

Sun # 11

For this month's challenge our group decided to have everyone use the same prompt......make something in the Impressionistic style. I knew right away that I wanted to use paint and Pointillism, using either a pencil eraser or a small brush for my dots. While it was fun to do using a small stiff stencil brush and I thought I liked it close up, when I put it on my design wall and saw it from a distance, I wasn't so sure.

So, I made one with just stitching, going round and round with a variegated thread, hoping for a shimmery effect.

 Still not sure if I liked it. Maybe the thread was too dark, so I proceeded to do a third, using a lighter
color variegated thread and a darker fabric for the background.

Hmph! Think I like the second one better. Also, even though I backed each stitched piece with a soak-away stabilizer, there was still some distortion.

So, what do you think? Do any of them bring Impressionism to mind? Have I completely mixed the mark?

I am linking up with Off the Wall Friday. Please go check it out.


Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

I think the first one is the most impressionistic to me.

Linda M said...

I also think the first one is more impressionistic , although I really like the last one.

Angela said...

I like them all. The third one reminds me of Van Gogh.

Sherrie Spangler said...

I love the second one -- it looks very shimmery and full of movement -- but the first seems most Impressionistic.

Julie said...

I also think the first, but we're looking at it close up. That might not be the viewing distance you're looking for. For the last with distortion, you might match your thread with the background and simply add additional rounds or expanding concentric circles to distribute the extra fabric ripples. Pin heavily or use large basting stitches before starting to keep from tucking. Much like van Gogh did with his paints.

Sarah said...

The first one is definitely the most like an impressionist painting. But my favourite is the second, I like the thread colour but I'm not sure what to do about the distortion though.