Maryte Collard – Artist style #6

Winter Scene

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

For the artist #6 I was inspired by the photo of winter scene taken by my nephew Saulius Smirinenko. In his photo I could not understand what was the source of the light. It comes from behind the dark trees and makes the scene magic and bright.

It was very challenging to make decisions on how to reflect on the light that fills this photo. I used my own hand dyed and some commercial fabrics. All pieces are fused using Wonder Under. Machine quilted and hand stitched.

Now I want to go back and see how my entire series of Artist style looks like:

  1. I love this piece! You have really captured the light as in the original photo. The addition of the hand stitch of the trees adds texture to the piece. A really great series, well done.

  2. Magnificent transposition from the photo. Thanks to the black and white and the hand stitch, you have highlighted your quilt. You were able to create the right winter atmosphere. I like it.

  3. Chantal Guillermet

    This is such a powerful piece ! I love it ! your composition and choice of fabrics are so effective. Bravo !

  4. This is my favourite, I congratulate you on your interpretation and presentation. Bravo

  5. studiociboulette

    Beautiful winter scene, you worked the light like magic in this quilt. Great attention to detail and wonderful stitching that adds a lot of depth. Bravo!

  6. Great piece. You managed to accurately express the atmosphere in the scene. You can feel the cold and snow and of course with flashes of light. Wonderful.

  7. What a magical winter wonderland have you created! You have captured The the light so well! The stitching details greatly add to the piece, especially in the sky. A lovely finale to your series in which in every one of your quilts you let the light shine brightly! Bravo!

  8. This is an awesome interpretation of the photograph and is a good effort at capturing the essence of Kuindzhi’s style.

  9. I am just in awe with this piece. It is so beautiful! You really managed to capture the light. The hand embroidery enhances the piece even more. Bravo.

  10. This is beautiful! The techniques and stitches that you have used are perfect and show the light in the picture so successfully. Well done.

  11. This is a beautiful finale in the style of Arkhip Kuindzhi and your study on natural lighting effects series. You’ve successfully captured the play of light and shadows in every challenge. Very impressive composition and techniques. Stunning!

  12. joanbrailsford

    What a beautiful depiction of this winter scene. You have captured the mysterious light coming through the trees, and I can almost hear the silence. A wonderful end to your series

  13. I love the combination of hand and machine stitching. Beautiful!!!

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