Sunday, May 30, 2010
I took a picture of this red mushroom a few years ago while hiking in the Newfoundland Woods. I have always wanted to feature it in my art, and this was the perfect chance! Although not strictly Stylized, I feel interpreting a subject using various fibers, stitches etc.automatically qualifies it as stylized. (???)
Complimentary colors: Red/Green, using shades of brown/beige for background and stem.
The mushroom cap is constructed of a base layer of ombre satin encrusted with little crystals, overlayed with a swirley chiffon with glitter embedded. There are three layers of batting under the cap which is stitched only along the top edge to create dimension. The "ruffle" and the overlay on the stem are done using a lovely fabric consisting of two layers of very sheer organza with ecru/gold ribbons trapped between.
It measures 14"x18"
Thanks for a really fun challenge Betty! It is so great to be back to working on my 'stuff'...LOL
Comments/critiques gratefully accepted:-)