Thursday, September 1, 2011

Focus

This is my Orange Colorplay quilt.
Its starting point was a picture I took in Holland a few years ago. I was walking on a seawall path with fields on the left side and water on the right side. I liked how all the lines seem to converge.
This is why I named my quilt "Focus".
Focus is something I've been missing in the past months (years?). Too many interests, not enough time. I know I'm not alone here.
Here's a detail shot of the quilt...
As usual, I hand-dyed all the fabrics.
More on my blog here.

12 comments:

nicolette said...

I opened the blog and immediately knew it was your quilt! Love all those (quilted) lines. It’s a very strong image!!

pompomrouge said...

Magnificent! I agree with Nicolette (hi, Nicolette!) -strong is a good word to describe this.

Karen said...

Well, I think this is my favorite of your color series. The lines are fantastic

Vicki said...

It's a landscape, therefore I love it. I wish you could teach me how to simplify and abstract the way you do. also the colour palette reminds me so much of our landscape here

Nikki said...

This is one of my very favorites of your! Absoluetly beautiful! I understand the lack of focus. i'm realizing how bad I am at multitasking. I think I need this quilt front and center in my house to remind me about focus and direction.

Terri Stegmiller said...

Yes, I totally get the "out of focus" thing. This is lovely and certainly has your look. I really admire how you always use your own hand dyed fabrics.

What Comes Next? said...

such rich and gorgeous colours, and I love the simplicity and desire to focus - wonderful interpretation.

Gerrie said...

Oh, wow! This is gorgeous. You are the master at abstracting the landscape. What holds this altogether, I think,is the dark horizontal strip for the horizon line. Genius!!

Diane Perin Hock said...

You have done it again -- with elegant simplicity and simple (seeming) straight lines, created something that reads as soft and serene. And these vibrant colors are not serene colors, but your composition makes this all work together so beautifully. I have had the pleasure of seeing this in person and it is even more wonderful up close. Your focus looks just great to me, Francoise!

Kristin L said...

This also reminds me of the tulip fields in Holland. There is a simple beauty in the converging swaths of color. This one will look great together with your Spice and Brown Sage Blue landscapes! I love your restrained use of shape and color.

Brenda said...

This images evokes a feeling of expansiveness. It could just as easily be called "perspective". Sometimes you have to step back to find focus.

Terry said...

It is almost the classic study in perspective, but with such sophistication! I love that the lines in the foreground don't really converge. It gives it a bit of tension and unexpected edge. Then that little orange "peaky" thing that extends into the blue triangle is the perfect way of breaking up the predictability of converging triangles. I am amazed that Holland provided the inspiration. I see the US Southwest in this! (Or maybe Australia)