Paola Zanda – Water – Ponds in Camargue

The approaching of our autumn holidays awakens me the vision of the ponds in Camargue. In the early hours of dawn, the colors are soft tending to gray and the rising sun sends pink reflections. The water is quiet, almost still. I found it appropriate to use the technique of painting in layers with acrylics colors, learned from Linda Colsh, and quilt entirely by machine to enhance the feeling of peace that infuses this landscape.



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  1. Congratulations on your first quilt in the group. Your interpretation from the photograph is excellent, I like your choice of colours when dyeing the fabric. Well done.

  2. What a quietness in your work. You can feel the early morning with a sound of mist in it, open and waiting what the day will bring. A beautiful first quilt Paola and longing to see more in our next challenges…

  3. I love it! You have really captured the essence and the stillness of the early hours. Your work is so dainty and the colours are just perfect. Excellent.

  4. I agree, perfect colors. Great interpretation of the picture. Well done!

  5. Very nice piece Paola ! your quilt reflects perfectly the quietness of your picture ! quilting and colours are really in harmony.

  6. Very lovely. It’s moving and thoughtful. I really like it!

  7. Indeed, great interpretation of the picture! Lovely work, well done!

  8. studiociboulette

    Beautiful! This sense of tranquility but yet I can hear the sounds of the birds…love it.

  9. Your interpretation of the stillness and soft colors of the pond is just lovely.

  10. A super piece you certainly captured the essence and the serenity.

  11. This is a lovely depiction of early morning light on the pond, and you have certainly captured the quiet stillness of that time of day. It is a wonderful quilt to start your journey with us. Congratulations

  12. I like the quietness in this quilt. So gentle and calming.

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