Friday, September 11, 2015

Oasis: North of South

 This piece was accepted into the Southern California and Nevada regional SAQA show. Each artist was invited to interpret the theme Oasis. in an 18 x 40" format.

I wrote: Along The Five, there is a place that always catches me by surprise. The highway, gradually rising, begins to reveal this hill and tree cluster. The change in terrain, reminds me that I am leaving behind the palms and ponds of my winter home for the hills and fir of my summer place. In either case, it's home, my oasis.

This is a close up of the pine forest beginnings.


quiltedfabricart said...

This is really cool! I love that background fabric. Did you shade the pole to make it look dimensional? Nicely done

ElaineM said...

I painted the background fabric. It started out as a grey /beige tonal with the greyed detail but it looked so washed out. I used some acrylic paint that I thinned with water and painted it.

The pole represents the highway and i actually selected various grey fabrics and built it from dark to light.

Thanks for your comments.