Sunday, August 4, 2013

Tree #3 is underway

Early this spring I took many photos of trees.  Big and little, closeup and far away, and lots of different textures of bark.  After looking through these photos, I realized that depicting sunlight and shadow on the trees is what interests me the most. Here is one of my favorite pictures with highlights and shadows:
Here is what I came up with.  It's an interpretation of the photo, not an exact replication.

 I used Susan Carlson's technique, explained in her book Serendipity Quilts.  Basically you glue snippets of fabric down, and then quilt over it.  I haven't done the quilting yet, but the gluing was really fun!  Here's a close-up view:
This is a really fun technique!