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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Quilled Nature Landscape Painting - Flowing River

It has been a while since my last post, but here I am once again with a quilled riverside landscape. This time I have tried out chrismas trees .

For this project I have used several techniques and concentrated on getting the shapes to fit the element it represents. I think you need not stick to basic shapes but  hand make any shape that you think represents the item best.

The whole frame is 3mm thick  is 8x11 and I have not layered it to create dimension. I have used dark and light and size to create depth just like in a painting.

I have also tried quilling clouds for this one and have used grey, blue and white to give depth to the clouds.

For the water I have just used torn strips the same as  described in Tree & Water. The addition of white gives it a beautiful effect.

I am unable to give a step by step description on how it is done as I change my method and shapes from scene to scene and can't quite tell you what I did once it is done, but what I can tell you is that I have not quilled any basic shapes for this project except for the trees in the horizon for which I have used beehive quilling like I did for Flower Fields  and Quilled Tree. Most of the others are hand folded or rolled.

When an idea hits me I just draw the element like for example the tree canopy on a rough sheet and then take a few strips and follow my idea and see how it looks from a distance. If I do like it I will use that idea in the scene. Further, I would use different basic shapes for each tree so that the dissimilarity is clear.



Would love to know what you think as always as you are my inspiration.

23 comments:

  1. Fantastic !!!!! love the way you have done the river and the trees with flowers on the other side of river ..

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  2. Beautiful and creative, Chris!!!
    Hugs,
    Nati from Brazil

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  3. Beautiful scenery love the tree,clouds and water ..

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  4. fabulous landscape looks like a painting
    great work
    anandhi

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  6. Its amazing Chris ! I spent few minutes looking at the clouds n the tree guessing how you must have quilled them !! I love how you have done the waters too !

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  7. Yor are getting better and better and better with every day! I can say you are the Master of landscapes!

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  8. This is just brlliant Christine! The water specially! Loved the total effect of shades in the water! Awesome creation!

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  9. Belíssimo seu trabalho, Apaixonante. Parabéns. Beijo

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  10. Beautiful Chris :) Love the whole idea and the waters too.. white shades gives a beautiful touch.. Please do post some zoomed in pictures Chris.. would love to see the details :)

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  11. The picture has so much depth especially when you have not layered the elements it is truly and awesome job.

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  12. wow such detail, its gorgeous, love it !!!!
    Paula

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  13. Fantastyczna praca :)Pozdrawiam :)

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  14. Very nicely done, Chris! It looks so natural - the water has movement and the clouds appear to be floating by.

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  15. I have tried making clouds. Not as elaborate as yours just in white. Love your stream.
    I really enjoyed my first foray into quilling just neeed more hours in the day to spend on it.!! Hugs Mrs A.

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  16. Gorgeous quilling Christine! Love the way you have done the river and the trees, they look so natural.

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  17. Christine
    Breath takingly beautiful !!!
    Those clouds are stunning as is the water.
    Wait a minute...the whole thing is gorgeous !!!
    Myrna

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  18. Christine,
    Very beautiful!
    The various textures of quilling were harmonious.
    Have a nice weekend!

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  19. wow.. how do you get so much patience to make such intricate landscapes... they should be real time consuming... plus you also make tutorials for them... commendable work :)

    www.nimishacreations.blogspot.in
    www.facebook.com/nimishacreatioins

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  20. A very beautiful composition, you have captured everything just right!

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  21. More life like...Love the way water flows and clouds sway in sky...Awesome job as always, Chris...

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  22. It´s a wonderful quilled landscape!!! All your quilling is amazing.
    Greetings from Chile
    M . Pilar Núñez

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