This one is Eastham Low Tide IV
This is Eastham Low Tide, Transfigured.
I use the word "transfigured" in the title of the second one because, in it, the sky is reflected on the sand, and thus the sand is transfigured as a reflection of heaven.
The media are Pebeo Setacolor watercolors and Derwent Inktense Pencils, both applied to pima cotton which is then layered with batting and backing, and finally quilted. These are whole cloth quilts, which means that they are each made of one single piece of fabric, rather than many pieces sewn together.
I worked on these over the winter, last winter, and the act of creating them got me through those short bleak days.
As always, the natural beauty of Cape Cod is my living inspiration. These two pieces both depict the patterns of the water and sand at low tide. These are about the fourth and fifth such art quilts I've painted and quilted, and the beauty of the Cape is such that I'm nowhere near finished yet.
In fact, I'm at the Cape as I write this, just finishing up a two-week vacation. And as today started as a rainy day, not a good one for outdoor activities, Joe and I decided to do something we've never done before in all our Cape vacations: visit the Cape Cod Museum of Art in Dennis. http://www.ccmoa.org/
...and in it some images that I hope will inspire me as I digest the experiences of this vacation. Here are a couple of them, and as you can see, I'm not the world's best photographer:
The contemplation of these landscapes has given me the boost I needed to continue work on this piece, which I brought here to the Cape with me so I could work on it.
|This is Autumn Reflections, oil on canvas by Tom Steinmann.|
|This is Glowing Red, oil on linen by Matthew Schulz|
|This is Province Lands, oil on canvas by Ann Packard|
I'm planning to hang this piece as part of Seeking a Path, my upcoming solo show at the Clare Gallery of St. Patrick and St. Anthony Church in Hartford, scheduled for November 2015.