Monday, April 02, 2012

Sunrise at the Dock

20" x 19"

When looking at Turner's work, the first thing I thought of was using Angelina fiber, and it shows in the rising sun, the reflection in the water and the clouds in the sky. The dock is a wood-grain fabric in pink, and I put a couple crates on it, with some rocky fabric behind the boxes and across the channel. These were all a bit too dark for my liking, and I used decolorant to bleach them to a lighter shade, which gave the boxes a weathered look. I decided not to use the decolorant on the border pieces of the rocky fabric to pull that forward a bit.

The piece is mounted on foam core, and it was at the stage of sewing it down that I noticed the big box extends a bit beyond the dock!

Your comments are welcome!

1 comment:

Louise said...

Toby,

You have created a great little gem here! The angelina does appear to be multifaceted in it's use. The crate going at the end of the dock does not bother my eye, as it really could extend over in that manner. I like how you left the border rocks brighter. Nice and creative use of printed fabric.

Louise Page