2nd quarter challenge started

I finally pieced a picture for my second quarter challenge piece. If you remember is it seascape this quarter. this is the picture I chose.

I found it on the internet, where you find everything. It should be ok as I aske for free to use pictures.

I started with a piece of prefelt a little bigger than a piece of paper, with the idea it would shrink to an to be the size of a piece of paper. And for a change I have a piece the right size.  It is a mazing what some planning can do for you. You would think I would learn.

Next I layered some more prefelt to make the basic shapes  in the picture. the mottled piece at the front was dyed by a friend.

That is v

That looks very boring and flat so now it has to be brought to life. I added some silk hanky scraps to the water to give it some depth and movement.

Then I added the surf using throwsters waste.

And lastly I added some foliage and flowers

Now it is all ready for wetting down, I plan to add the wooden path to the beach later. I am not sure I have the right colour for the wool. what colour is that anyway?

That is as far I am now. more next time.

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12 Responses to 2nd quarter challenge started

  1. annielynrosie says:

    What a lovely photo – you just want to walk down the boarded path! It looks to be the same colour as silver birch bark. Silvery white? Mid-grey would suit the ‘lines’?

    The silk hanky has made wonderful movement in the water and the throwsters waste makes lovely frothy surf.
    Great beginning Ann – looking forward to seeing the finished seascape.

    • Thanks Lyn, it was very hard to pick after looking at thousands and saving dozens of photos from the internet. The colour is a hard one, it’s not white but it’s not gray or beige either.

  2. ruthlane says:

    Great start Ann. I agree with Lyn, it is grey . Will you add stitching? Or have you decided yet? I am working on my seascape too. Always fun doing the challenges.

    • Thanks Ruth, grey is probably it. I am sure I don’t have what ever colour it is. I will have to just pick something and try it. maybe a natural grey. I think I will probably add some stitching. We will see how the flowers and grass turn out.

  3. Looks great so far Ann. I like the way you did the surf. Always be positive.

  4. I am channeling Lyn’s remarks. Look forward to seeing the finished piece.

    • Thanks Marilyn. I will hopefully have sometime to do a stash search and find something the right colour or one that will at least work.

  5. Antje says:

    Ann, having seen the stages to create your seascape with the great movement of water and the surf, I’m looking forward to seeing your completed work.

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