Three Leaves 12" x 20"
I had trouble finding a focus/subject in this photograph. Sometimes I would see the grasses, sometimes the background. So I printed it out, and folded it this way and that, until I had what I thought was a decent composition.
What struck me about the photo were the diagonal lines of the grasses and reeds, so I focused on them and let the background fall away and just be color. I was bored with all the green, so I took artistic license and made the forest (that's what I called it) purples and other darks to give it a dark, forboding look. When I made the drawing, I drew in a bunch of leaves like in the picture, but decided that was a piecing nightmare and zoomed in even closer.
Again I wanted to fracture the landscape so I did the piecing flip-n-sew style. I don't often work this way, so it was something different for a change. I like the clean seams more than the ones I get with the overlapping piecing I usually do, but I like working with the latter better. I like the curves, and if I get a piece wrong I can replace it easily. With the flip-n-sew method, I have to remove a bunch of pieces to get to the "wrong" one. Which happened, so I fused the correct color on top of the wrong one. Voila.