This fabric which will be split and used on the sides of the piece.
I felt it needed more depth so I turned to my favorite subject and screens - trees. I took the picture below which was made into a silkscreen and one I use ALL the time.
I also loved this next picture I took on a ride along the Blue Ridge Parkway. I manipulated it in Photoshop to make it lighter and more sepia colored.
It was an mysteriously foggy day. I love the way the tree in the foreground is so bold and the one right behind it very hazy. I was tempted to make this into a silkscreen but didn't know if I would lose that effect. I decided to print this photo on top of my deconstructive fabric to give it a more layered effect. I only had that one piece of fabric so I was nervous I would mess up.
But it worked and I really like the effect. I also screened the other trees along the side strips to give a little more interest to that area but didn't like the symmetry. What to do - once it's screened on, it's on for good.....sooo...I took off the strip on the left and reversed it - a little more work but I know it would eat away at me if I didn't change it.
But I'm glad I did, as I like it so much better. I also like the trees going upside down.
So here is the finished piece - "Small Works - November". My son named it as he thought it looked like the fall.
The screened trees on the bottom right were done half in black/brown paint (on right side) and the left side with a discharge paste for an interesting effect.