Friday, November 21, 2014

Shadows and light

Working on a landscape of one of my favorite spots - Ausable Point on Lake Champlain.


Like the colors together but the far water doesn't look like water that much but going with it.


Starting to quilt and added some light coming thru the clouds shining on the water, trying to connect the lighter parts of the lower water with the sky somehow but not satisfied yet.


Tried a shadow under the boat but doesn't look right. If the light is coming from the direction I have it, I suppose it should be all light under the boat but ........


Made the boat shadow darker but do not like that


So this where I'm at now, lightened up the boat shadow by adding some watered down opaque white fabric paint. Added more pearl light from the sky. I ran out of the pearl though so stopped am giving it a rest.

I may be overthinking this.

What would you try next? How should I embellish? Should I embellish?


I will post this on Nina's off the wall link up - a talented bunch and maybe get some input


  1. the quilting line adds magic doesn't it? Very moody piece. I love that area of the country too. LeeAnna at not afraid of color

  2. The quilting really defines the water and sky. I couldn't see it well before the quilting. it is amazing how much the quilting really sets a piece apart.

    I just love your ideas! I can tell you how to embellish with thread to make it look like seaweed. But that is another story! LOL

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