Maryte Collard – Artist style #4


My choice of the artist was Russian painter Arkhip Kuindzhi (1841- 1910), whose style was realism. I am not copying his works but I only am following his style that had a focus on natural light effects. In all his paintings light plays a very important role.

My quilt is based on a photo that I took last summer in the village where I grew up. I went for a late afternoon walk on a sandy road and got surprised by the view. Only few bushes grew up there when I was a child some 50 years ago. Now the trees formed an arch over the road and behind the trees there were fields, lit by afternoon sun. The view was spectacular but for the quilt I only used the central part of my photo.

I used some hand dyed and some commercial fabrics. Everything is fused with Wonder Under. Machine quilted. Flowers under the trees are French knots done by hand.

Full image
Part of image I used for the quilt
  1. I love it! Your choice of fabrics and stitch has really given depth to this scene, it is a very inviting path! Lovely work, well done.

  2. Your perspective is wonderful — and I really like the texture of your stitching in the foreground. I think your use of the light as the road winds away is just right!

  3. Chantal Guillermet

    Your composition stitcks to your photo nicely ! The choice of colour, the placement of light and shadows are just perfect and the perspective is very well given by the path ! I love this piece !

  4. Your piece really got depth. I love the shapes of the trees and all the different shades of green. Your goal to focus on natural light has again been achieved. Wonderful.

  5. You created a beautiful, warm and inviting scene with great fabric choices and stitching adding depth and dimension to your piece. Well done!

  6. Fantastic composition, I really feel I am walking along the road enjoying the view with the surprise at the end. A very professional choice of materials, colours and stitching.

  7. An invitation for a walk along this path. Great choice of fabrics, quite exact composition and lovely stitching. Depth and perspective both achieved. What a lovely piece!

  8. I really like the performance from the photos to fabric. You managed to bring it naturally, with a great color choice fabric and stitching that suits the piece.

  9. joanbrailsford

    I love this piece which really takes me on a peaceful country walk. You have really captured the light and atmosphere of the landscape. It is wonderful

  10. Lovely!! Your placement of colours to create perspective and light variations is very clever. You have really shown Kuindzhi’s use of light in landscapes. It looks like a very peaceful place for a walk.

  11. An exciting use of color and perspective. It truly feels as if you could step in and take a stroll on this path.

  12. studiociboulette

    What a gorgeous landscape, so beautiful and detailed. I’m drawn into the forest. Bravo!

  13. All these green fabrics are in such voor harmony. The effects of the light are so good!

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