March 4, 2017

New Work - Late Summer Roses

Late Summer Roses, by Sue Reno
Late Summer Roses
 I'm pleased to share with you another newly completed work, Late Summer Roses.
Late Summer Roses, by Sue Reno, detail 1
Late Summer Roses, detail 1
 It was begun plein air in the garden of the Governor's Residence in Harrisburg, PA. At the previous year's event, I focused on the wonderful Magnolia tree. This time, I was enticed by the prolific late summer blooms on the rose bushes, and the way they complemented the mellow brick of the walkways.
Late Summer Roses, by Sue Reno, detail 2
Late Summer Roses, detail 2
 The center panel is needlefelted with wool and silk, heavily stitched, and has a sparkly seed bead sewn onto on each individual rose. The supporting quilt is made of cotton and silk patchwork, including my own hand painted fabrics.  It measures 54"h x 47"w. You can track back the creation of this work by clicking here, or on Late Summer Roses in the right sidebar.
Late Summer Roses, by Sue Reno, detail 3
Late Summer Roses, detail 3
Late Summer Roses and its companion piece Magnolia made their exhibit debut at Life Along the River: Narrative art quilts depicting the Susquehanna River and its environs, at the Pennsylvania Arts Experience Gallery, Marketview Arts, York, PA, March 3 – 31, 2017.   I will be giving an artist talk on Saturday, March 25th at 11:00 a.m.

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