Thursday, 29 November 2012

Church, sky and big black tree

Got lots worked out in class today.  Tracy rescued the church, we came up with a plan for the big black tree and the remaining sky.  I now have two weeks to get it all done...

Monday, 26 November 2012

Finished the land

Apart from the bits I think need unpicking!  I'm really not happy with the church, or the bricking under the big star.  Going to leave them for now though, and get started on the big swirls in the sky.

Thursday, 22 November 2012

The church, some fields and village

I don't think I'm happy with the church. I like it better than the first attempt though. I'm going to leave it for now and see if it blends in a bit.

Monday, 19 November 2012

Half a village

I've been pressing on with the village today.  There are far more trees in it than I imagined!  The bottom right corner is filling in nicely now, I just need to keep going!!  

Friday, 16 November 2012

Half a village and a steeple

I made lots of progress on the village yesterday.  It made a nice change to be working on straight lies rather than the curvy sky, and it was easier than I thought it was going to be, the houses have an almost grid pattern.  Still some work to do on the village, then its back to swirly sky.  A lot of canvas still to cover and not much term left...

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

The last stars

The last four stars went in today.  I've been concentrating on the swirly sky so I've made no progress on the angular village, but I'm starting to feel like I'm getting somewhere.  I'm starting to think I might get this finished   by the end of term!

Friday, 9 November 2012

I got a bit carried away with the sky...

I'm hoping it's turned out OK and that Tracy doesn't make me pull it all out on Thursday! I still want to get the remaining stars in and have a go at the village before next class.  I'm very aware of how close the end of term is and how much canvas is still to cover.

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Even more sky

After a hard morning of procrastination, I got down to some work on the sky this afternoon.  I was following the angles of the brushstrokes but some of the joins look a bit clunky to me.  I'm hoping I can blame van Gogh for that!!

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

A new star

A new star and a bit more sky.  Now as well as worrying about the colour of the sky I'm having to keep a close eye on the direction of the brush strokes.  I'm really looking forward to seeing the moon and star surrounded by sky. I am a bit concerned about the edge near the bottom, even though I've stitched to a straight line it looks indented where the fields/woods are.  

Friday, 2 November 2012

More sky

I have been concentrating on the sky today.  I built up the blue around the moon a bit more and then moved on to the bricking on the other side of the sky.  I stitched right up to the edge of a woolly star as a bit of an experiment to see how it looks. I think I will do the remaining stars next, and hopefully start pulling some of the separate elements together.  

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Moon #3

So Tracy managed to pull me back from despair today, as I knew she would!  The main progress today was on the moon.  I pulled it out and started it again, and this one looks much better.  The bottom isn't as pointy as I would like, but a vast improvement, and I love how the blue of the sky is fading into the yellow glow of the moon