Maryte Collard – Artist style #2

Antelope Canyon

My choice of the artist was Russian painter Arkhip Kuindzhi (1841- 1910). His style was realism. I am not copying his works but only am following his style that had a focus on natural lighting effects.

Seeing photos of Antelope Canyon in Arizona, USA, I couldn’t understand how it was possible to see those images in nature. Not until I got there myself in 2015.

Antelope Canyon was formed by the erosion of  sandstone due to flash flooding. The colors are created by beams of direct sunlight radiating down from openings at the top of the canyon and reflecting off the canyon walls. You have to be there at the right time of the year and of the day to capture the most beautiful images.

I made my Antelope Canyon quilt using my own photo taken on my visit there. I also used my own hand dyed cotton fabrics. All the pieces are fused with Wonder Under and densely machine quilted and thread painted.


Antelope canyon
  1. Stunning, I am glad you chose Antelope Canyon and translated it into a quilt. Beautiful quilting adds to the natural lines of the rocks.

  2. carolinehiggs

    Great interpretation, wonderful colours and fantastic stitching. Very effective piece, I love it.

  3. Chantal Guillermet

    Unbelievable ! we don’t know if it is the quilt that inspired the photo or the other way around ! your choice of colours is perfect, not to mention your craftmanship !

  4. Maryte Collard

    Chantal, actually I was never a fan of recreating a photo, but this time my style is realism, so here we go…

  5. studiociboulette

    I dream to go there and take pictures so I am so excited to see your quilt, it is so beautiful and your craftmanship superb. Bravo!

  6. Your work is so powerful. The colors, the creation and the ability to express nature in such an impressive way. beautiful.

  7. Awestruck by this stunning quilt, the gorgeous colors and the exquisite and extremely masterful quilting.

  8. joanbrailsford

    Wonderful rendering of your picture. The colours and stitching are perfect. Beautiful

  9. What an amazing sight that must be! Your quilt is a beautiful interpretation, brilliant colours enhanced by skilful stitching.

  10. Very impressive! Wonderful interpretation and great choices of fabrics and masterful stitching. You captured the lights and shadows perfectly. Well done!

  11. Very impressive. The sense of realism is definitely portrayed in you quilt, and your use of color and light is stunning.

  12. I love your photo and you created a great quilt. The colors are perfect and your stitching is so good!

  13. Somehow my comment that I entered a couple of weeks ago, has not been published. Maybe because I was so much in awe of your work. It is just terrific. Colours and stitching are stunning. I am so impressed.

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