2014 • 18″ x 25″
Inspired by the pattern of light and dark values in a piece of “clean up” fabric that was left over after a session of hand painting. The fabric looked a little mysterious (spooky?) and reminded me of the light and the shadows of deep woods in moonlight. I created tree patterns out of freezer paper and cut the trees out of half of the fabric, being careful to fussy cut the areas of dark and light that I wanted to preserve in specific areas.
The cabin was drawn on the darkest part of the fabric, and I was able to preserve a small portion of very light fabric for the light in the window. The trees, cabin and rocks were applied to the other half of the fabric using raw edge machine applique. I used two layers of batting under the large foreground trees to provide dimension. I then quilted around all of the elements and stretched the quilt sandwich around a cotton canvas frame typically used in a “gallery wrap” presentation. The entire piece was sprayed with a fine art varnish to protect it from dust and fading.