Side by Side…

I promised that I would show some photos of work I completed and then revised after a critique session.  Here goes the results with “Farm Home:  Where My Story Began”.  I would encourage emerging artists to find a critique group that can provide guidance.  My experience with a small group from PAQA-South was extremely helpful and positive. The revised version won a 1st Place at the Durham-Orange Quilt Show in Durham, NC –  August 2014 – in the 1-Party Wall Quilts category.  After clicking the link above and enjoying all of the categories of gorgeous quilts, scroll down to 1-Party Wall Quilts to see three of my quilts:  Farm Home, Fall Frenzy and Look, Ma!

Early version Suggestions: 1. add trees to the grove so it extends over the driveway which will give perspective so the driveway leads into the distance instead of hanging from the sky.   2. Move tractor so it is partially behind the lower tree.. again for perspective. 3. Make lower tree more solid like other trees.

Early version Suggestions: 
1. Add trees to the grove so it extends over the driveway which will give perspective so the driveway leading into the distance instead of hanging from the sky.
2. Move tractor so it is partially behind the lower tree.. again for perspective.
3. Make lower tree more solid like other trees.

2014-6 FarmHome

Here you see the changes: They also suggested that I add shading under the trees on the right, as the sunlight is coming from the upper left, and to also add shading to the right end of the house to give it the correct dimensions. I decided to add some corn to the field surrounding the creek, again hoping to improve perspective.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About muniqueblog

Wife, mother, retired educator, emerging artist. Mary has lived in 10 states and enjoyed them all ~ Minnesota, Wisconsin, Texas, Illinois, Kansas, Hawaii, California, Utah, Minnesota (return), North Carolina with long term visits to Colorado and Arizona. She likes to travel and create mixed media, quilted and fiber art. She has exhibited at the Page-Walker Art Gallery and History Center in Cary, NC; Durham-Orange Quilt Show; Minnesota Quilt Show; the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival and the Quilt Fest of New Jersey.
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5 Responses to Side by Side…

  1. Pingback: Two new pieces completed…. | 'm unique blog

  2. Vera says:

    I’ve never seen Fall Frenzy, that was very unique. I love the colors and the subjects. I think you captured the essence of the story very well.

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  3. carneson2013 says:

    WOW the critics suggestions really made a difference. Very nice. I like the other 2 as well. I love your quilting stitches and patterns. They really make everything pop. Nice work.

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  4. Marie Milazzo says:

    Didn’t think it could be improved to be more dynamic than the first version. Only thru the eyes of experts could these changes be envisioned to make a difference. Congratulations once more!!

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