Friday, August 29, 2008

Clothscapes, part 7-- church

I have been posting on my cloth scape's with two articles in each post, this post is different. I found this lovely needle painting in one of my craft books, it comes close to my scene with the church. Both have a foreground leading the eye back to the horizon, most everything is done in the outline stitch or tiny flat stitches, and each one has a category of vibrant colors to call their own. The above portrait is a interpreted needle painting of Van Gogh's "Apple Orchard".


My cloth scape has quite a bit of age on it. I always thought the stitcher who used the pinks and blues in the piece was actually making a statement. Could it be this is a version of a impressionist painting? I've decided it is, certainly beautiful enough to be close. The fabric isn't stamped like kits are. In fact I can not find any direction under the stitches. My book indicates needle paintings are done in silk threads and is hard to tell if this is the reality of my church scene. Maybe one day it will come forth as a painting...if it is one.




Too bad it wasn't signed. C&G Design.




6 comments:

tina said...

I keep forgetting to check you first-even though you are clearly listed first on my blogroll:) These are pretty nice. Do you sell them or are you keeping them or what?

Dawn said...

The first one is a picture out of one of my books, the other is going in the sampler I'm making...I think

tina said...

But are you selling them at the Etsy store?

Jean said...

Both are pretty as can be.

DP Nguyen said...

They are very pretty.

Dawn said...

Nope, I'm keeping these on the clothscape project, I'm going to put them together and make a wall hanging. I'm not sure how yet but I'm doing it so it can be added to, course there is always reversable pillows! Ay, iy, iy....