Summer sun

More exploration with the trees sketches:

This is about 8″ x 6″; layered fabrics on a cotton canvas backing, and heavily stitched.
An interesting exercise.  The result is very literal, which is what I intended.  On the painting, the tree extends beyond the boundaries of the picture, and – interestingly – this looked completely wrong when translated to fabric.  I had to alter the shape of the fabric tree so that it fitted inside the compositional frame. 
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9 Responses to Summer sun

  1. @home says:


  2. Judy Whaites says:

    I like this, the variation in the colours of the sun on the painting have translated nicely into stitch.

  3. maggi says:

    Very appropriate after the lovely day we have had today. This has translated beautifully into stitch. Strange how it looked wrong when interpreted as the painting.

  4. Deborah says:

    Lovely! It seems it would be difficult to stitch through canvas.

  5. Amo House says:

    Really lovely Kaye. I see you've bound it, does it have wadding or just a back to hide the ends? Great tonal colours too.

  6. Kaye Turner says:

    Thanks, everyone. Amo, the back is not covered. There's a picture of the back in my shop, if you're interested in what it looks like. Sometimes I like to leave the working on show because it's part of the cloth and part of the process and therefore merits the same attention. It seems somehow disrespectful to cover it up.

  7. Jacky says:

    Love, love, love this….the trees, the sheers, the layering, the stitching. All so beautiful!Jacky xox

  8. Barbara says:

    Literal, but lovely and SO appealing!

  9. Do says:

    That is interesting, because, turned into another medium (flat on a computer screen) I think the tree actually wouldn't have misfit being bigger and out of the boundaries.

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