Caro Higgs – Artist style #2
Continuing with the idea of George Seurat’s method of drawing in black on white.
Using one of my photographs of the reflection of a tree, I have tried to fulfil the ‘instantaneous view of a single moment with no movement’ that the artist wanted to interpret.
Once again I have used the same cotton sheeting, to mimic Seurat’s use of textured paper, and the black paint and thread. Having painted the background and added the stencilled tree I realised that I hadn’t been bold enough with the reflection of the clouds in the water so I have hand quilted with two different weights of grey thread in an attempt to reinforce the shape of the bolder clouds. I made an attempt to leave areas white to add light but I didn’t quite get the result I had hoped for. The tree has been free motion quilted as has the reed bed but with a very fine black thread.