Friday, December 30, 2011

Desert Sunset

My son lives in the high desert of Utah. He took a photo on his way home from work and sent it to me to use for this dramatic sky. The roads there are really this deserted alot of the time.
This measures 30x23. The sky is painted, overlayed with an orange sheer and quilted. The rest is pieced and quilted. It was a good lesson on perspective s well as weather. Thanks Tobi.

9 comments:

Susan B said...
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Susan B said...

Gorgeous! Great skies are not all that easy to do, but yours is wonderful! Of course I love the landscape and perspective since those are a few of my favorite things. :^)
I hate to bring up a small point about perspective, but the lines on the road should get smaller as they go into the distance.
I like your use of color, a predominately complementary color scheme with the bright sky colors carried into the lines on the road. Well done!

SusanPI said...

This is very nice!The blending of colors makes this quilt.
Good Job

Sharon Robinson said...

I really like this one. Simple but stunning. Great effects with the sky.

LAQuilts said...

Love the sky, did you paint it for this quilt? Or was it stash. Love the purple and yellow complimentary colors.

Tobi said...

Great texture in the sky, and good use of color, with the dim shades over the land, the black mountains, and the gradations of sky color.

fastfriday said...

Thank you everyone for the comments. I painted the sky for this challange. I don't usually paint anything so if I do it is for a specific purpose.

Jan said...

Definitely a dramatic sky! One like that on a lonely highway is almost hypnotizing since you'd be looking at it more than the road. Like it!

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