Saturday, March 26, 2011
I changed the design quite a bit for the right side panel today, as you can see. These will be the two tapestries, which will hang on either side of the church's sanctuary podium. At the center of an arched ceiling in the sanctuary, there is a round abstract stained glass window. It is of quite bright primary colors, so the tapestries are to have the same colors in them. Each of the animals in the right side panel were chosen (by me) because of Biblical symbolism. The flowers on the left panel are Easter lilies, and on the right panel, the tree is a dogwood tree. Each of the two panels will be about 18" wide by 44" long.
The images I worked from today included a photo of a fox and one of a mule-ear deer, both taken up at the mountain lake our cabin is near. The black-faced sheep was from a photo I took in Maine. The dove is from a photo I took from my studio window when our resident pair were nesting right outside on a limb that touches the studio window. The lamb is Gus, magically transformed from a cat to a sheep. And the male figure is modeled after my husband, whom I forced to kneel and pose for me. The dogwood tree is based on the dogwoods we have seen and photographed when in Boston.
Tomorrow, I will work on the upper and lower borders. The upper border is to have local landscape, and the lower border will have a banner with text. Almost there!