Tuesday, July 02, 2013
At first, I wasn't sure what I would do with this challenge. Then I found this painting in the first website listed. I loved the purples and browns, and the lovely sky above the mountains. I found several purple and brown African batiks in my stash, along with other batiks and hand-dyed fabrics.
My abstract interpretation of the painting is a faux-bargello landscape, and I did some embellishing with some of my favorite matte beads, in purple, bronze, green and brown. (The beads don't show up very well in the photo. )
My quilting echoes the shape of the mountains; the finished piece is about 20" wide, and 21" tall.
In spite of the fact that the "Wild West" paintings are not among my favorites, I enjoyed this challenge.