We had been asked to find a photograph that inspired us and blow it up to A4 size, and then get a couple of black & white copies. These were helpful to pick out the different tones and we also used them to cut up to place them on our background fabric so we could trace the areas correctly - particularly important with the architectural subjects where the perspective so vital. Some of us had favourite photographs, others were inspired by other art works so there was quite a variety of subjects on view and with Gina's help we all mapped out our work and were able to start on the fun bit of layering on the fabric. I chose a picture of a canyon in Arizona taken from high on the rim, so had fun layering misty blues, pinks and whites for the dreamy scene below. Harder is going to be working on the foreground rocky pinnacles, so I still have to work my way through my scrap-bag to find just the right piece of opaque fabric to work on, so when it came to the show-and-tell I cheated by including my black & white cutout!
There was much pinning and un-pinning and a little sewing but all too soon it was time to clear up and prepare for the Show-and-Tell. Gina didn't seem to mind that we had all strayed from her delicate and subtle technique and her generous critique and description of each piece made us all feel we had really achieved something and just might finish a masterpiece given time, patience and a following wind!
Thank you Gina, for a lovely day. Lots more pictures in the Photo Album. J
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