Monthly Archives: January 2017

First challenge of the year

abstract-trees-3In my last post, I noted that Margaret and I challenged each other to produce something using two pieces of fabric we’d dyed at a recent workshop. I usually have trouble completing challenges (life gets in the way), but this time I finished, if slightly late, so I thought I may as well share it. It’s a bit on the abstract side – but then so am I.

Our next challenge is to interpret a landscape in a minimalist and quite abstract style. I had the idea of using an urban/industrial starting point for my landscape, rather than a ‘traditional’ countryside, which I’ve interpreted many times in the past.

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I took some photos of a local pottery works which I’m very fond of, and that I’ve thought of using┬ábefore but never got round to it……however……. now that I’ve done some preliminary sketches, I’m thinking that it may be too ‘flat’ for a landscape.

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So now I may have to revert to a traditional landscape, such as this one that I took last autumn while out walking. Decisions, decisions!!

Joan

 

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