Blossoms 11" x 14"
Whole cloth painted fabric; fused fabric
For me, the tree and the park are my focus for this piece. I chose a mostly representational design, taking some liberties here and there. The tree is not as full of blossoms as in the photo and I added a small suggestion of water on the left hand side. I know the lake is there.
I have been anxious to merge a painted background with fused forefront images. Everything is painted except the blossoms which are fused pieces of what Joanne's calls "silkessence", i.e. polyester! I added thread work to enhance the various values and shapes. I did learn that this particular polyester can be successfully backed with Wonder Under. Lastly, I wanted the images outlined to suggest a drawing.
I love this park. Without sounding silly, the park is a source of comfort and joy to me. As I took these photos, I was in awe once again at the power of nature's ability to continually renew itself.