Since the 12 pieces of the “Hay . . . Keep Your Distance” series are finished, I decided to work on the cows image that I’ve had on my design wall for quite a while!
I like the way they are all huddled together – this picture shows them printed on fabric – but I needed to find the original image, so that I could play around with it on my computer, before printing it on fabric. Taken at the nearby Knowlton Road Farm, my first guess was that it was somewhere on my computer – NOT THERE! So maybe on a CD disc – NOT THERE!
But then, in my search, I came across a lone disk in a Kodak envelope – NO COW PHOTOS there – but instead several images of “Orange Peels” (47H x 50W) in the design phase. The “Orange Peels” piece (shown right) was completed in 2008. At that time I was in love with the Art of Vuillard, a post Impressionist Master. The pictures below shows sections of “Orange Peels” in the early design phase. Completing sections gave me the ability to arrange and rearrange them on my design wall – before the final stitching.
The picture below shows “Large Interior with Six Figures” (pg. 60-61) of my pocket Vuillard book propped against my piece in the final stages on my design wall.