November 14, 2014

Work in Progress – Ice Jam, Update 2

Sue Reno, Ice Jam, Work In Progress, Image 2
The center portion of this piece, the needlefelted river, changed a lot since the start as shown in my previous post.  I continued building up the water with layers of wool roving, wool scraps, and silk slivers.  I scrunched up pale silk and needlefelted it into place to represent the ice on the river banks.  I added the banks with more scrunched silks in earth tones.

Around the felted portion, I built the piece up further with more strips of silk and wool.  Even this early on, the textures I was achieving were very exciting to me.  (The pictures enlarge when you click on them so you can see more detail.)
Sue Reno, Ice Jam, Work In Progress, Image 3
As I worked on the center piece, I started arranging and rearranging the collagraph prints and some pieced strips on the design wall.  I left them up for a while and contemplated them daily in case I needed to make adjustments before starting the actual piecing. 

Thanks for following along, and as always, thanks for reading and commenting.


Anonymous said...

It is just thrilling to see work in progress, especially when the techniques and their combinations are so bold. Thank you for sharing.

Allison Aller said...

I'm glad you "weighted" the bottom of the composition a little bit with the darker value....It is feeling very icy, cold, and beautiful. THIS is one I would so love to see up close and personal.

Sue Reno said...

Thank you Paula and Allie. There are times when the principles of design come in handy.