February 10, 2012

Winter Is Coming

My little transfer paint piece is complete. I've been reading Game of Thrones and my head is filled with images of that magical realism world; the kind of place where supernatural happenings and creatures blend seamlessly with the "real" world.

The Weirwood trees are white I know, but this one is in shadow, at dusk, in late autumn.

And it can both hear you and see you.
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Process here and here, how to do transfer painting here

31 comments:

Janine said...

I love this! The piecing, quilting everything looks wonderful :)

Deborah O'Hare said...

Gorgeous!

Mary Stori said...

Seriously, I have faith in you but I could not imagine what in the world you were going to do with that pile of scraps. This is simply breathtaking.....great job!

creativedawn said...

I love your interpretation ... lol, I am doing the quilt a long with Melody and I find it so freeing so far. I read what she did and went on and randomly cut and fused. It is fun and has given me ideas for finishes for some UFOs! Thanks for the inspiration!

hugz
Pam

Shocking Hocking said...

love it kit - colours, shape - everything

Colleen Kole said...

I agree-I love your interpretation and I love this piece.

Vicki W said...

Oh gosh, that's beautiful!

Bev said...

Love this piece -- the background is amazing!

Quilter Beth said...

Love this piece Kit. Your background is beautiful (as is your tree). I haven't used my transfer pieces yet, but you have inspired me.

Becky said...

I love it! That's amazing!

Yvonne said...

This is beautiful! Eloquent and evocative... I should art from my love for fantasy, too - what a great idea! The background is gorgeous, I love the stark contrast with the tree!

Anonymous said...

Kit, I am amazed... I keep going back to that original pile of scraps you showed us and scratching my head! To be able to see this end piece - and to pull it off so beautifully- wow!

Kat [wtrstone at aol.com

Living to work - working to live said...

This looks like a stormy sky to me. I like the colours and textures of the background very much and the tree gives it a focus. You must be pleased with this. It works for me.

Hilary
x

Kit Lang said...

Mary, your comment made me laugh. I actually do know what I'm doing sometimes! ;)

Kit Lang said...

Yvonne, did you know you're a no-reply blogger? Your profile is set up well, you should just add that bit!

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment - and you're right - after doing this piece I thought there's no reason why I shouldn't have been making work based on my love of adult fantasy all along!

Kit Lang said...

Thanks Kat - the trick is, I saw the piece first, so when I made that "pile of scraps" I was forming it to make what I saw in my head. So I always knew where I was going even if you didn't. :)

Carol said...

AWESOME!!! I'm speechless. I too wondered what you were going to do with the scraps. Couldn't wait to see, and you know how I feel about trees. WOW!!!

Kit Lang said...

Thanks Carol - but why do people keep calling the background "scraps"? These were pieces I deliberately cut from larger pieces of fabric to carefully form the background that I wanted. They weren't "scraps"

Sheesh! ;)

Koosje Koene said...

Sheesh indeed :)
This is a wonderful piece of art, I haven't read the book you refer to, but I do feel the fantasy-atmosphere you brought into it.

Lynne said...

Oh my! Oh wow! Oh, I'm so glad I found your blog (through TGIF)

queenopearls said...

Hello Kit, Your art is absolutely stunning. And thank you for the hint about the book. :) You are reminding me of the books "The Secret Life of Plants" as well as the experiments in which a synthesizer is attached to a plant and the electrical impulses produced by the plant creates music. http://youtu.be/aZaokNmQ4eY is a great video. So, the plants DO watch us. :) Everything does.
Your art is magnificent.
Thank you,
Christina in Cleveland

M-R said...

Wow, Kit! It's awesome! Wow! I haven't read the Game of Thrones yet, but it's on my list. I'll have to bump it up now because I want to read what you've made!

susana said...

Cuando llegue el invierno,el invierno salvaje que matara la colina y el bosque ;
cuando caigan los arboles y la noche sin estrellas devore el día sin sol; cuando el viento sople mortalmente del este entonces....
del Señor de los anillos II.
Que BELLEZA es su intención.La atmósfera que logro entre los 2 planos es increíble.No digo fondo ,porque ,porque esos colores que logro no son un fondo.

Kit Lang said...

Susana, cuando lo estaba haciendo, yo también recuerdo del Señor de los Anillos y los árboles que caminan. Creo que me gustaría hacer algunos árboles que caminan caprichosas que viene!

TommyandJimmy said...

Fantastic Kit. I think the bits of green in the sky are magical...creating movement around the tree and keeping the viewer from falling to the ground. (Although the ground would be worth falling on.)

Kit Lang said...

Thanks T&J! I wanted to create just that effect. :)

Heather Haymart said...

This is a really lovely piece. I love the texture of the patterns in the background. It definitely has a mystical feel. Looks like 2012 is off to a great start for you.

Marsha Cooper said...

Wow! that's all I can think of right now

Chris Daly said...

Wow Kit! Awesome. The colors in the background are fantastic and the quilting add so much movement to your piece.

Kelly @ Live.Laugh.Rowe said...

Hi Kit!

Thank you so very much for participating in the blog hop! Wishing you much success in your bloggy endeavors. Excited new follower :)

Kelly
www.livelaughrowe.com

Justine said...

Stopping by from the Grow your blog {blog Hop}! http://queenofsavings.com

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