Every month this year we are researching the various topics that can be used as inspiration for an art quilt.
This month we have been studying Landscape.
Landscape is a very popular subject especially for pictorial quilts. Sandra Meech suggests that we can explore colour and light like the Impressionists, or the flow and curves of rivers, forests, lakes and aerial views, Man's organisation such as crops and farming or the wild and untouched landscapes.
Another very popular subject matter is Seascapes.
I love landscape quilts and of course it is a very popular subject for painters as well.
I have only done a few small landscape quilts, mainly because the large ones are so time consuming and my crazy quilts and applique quilts are also very time consuming and there is only a limited amount of time for sewing.
We studied David Hockney last year and I did this A3 sized landscape.
|Hockey Inspired by Linda Steele|
|Balance in the Wetlands|
|Monet's Waterlily by Linda Steele|
|Hide and Seek|
|Lakeside Reflection by Linda Steele|
There have been so many beautiful landscape quilts made by quilters over the years, some very realistic and others much more abstract.
I wrote down some ideas for subjects that I could use in the future:
Wetlands, Seasons, Trees, Sunsets and Seascapes.
Lots of ideas but not much time, just like everyone else I suppose but it is fun to imagine and dream.
Bye for now,