Sunrise at the Dock


Size: 20″ x 19″


Sunrise at the Dock is my response to a Fast Friday Fabric Challenge to use light and subtle color in the manner of J.M.W. Turner, a 19th century romantic painter who frequently did seascapes, and often centered his work around the sun or moon. When looking at Turner’s work, the first thing I thought of was using Angelina fiber, and it shows in the rising sun, the reflection in the water and the clouds in the sky. The dock is a wood-grain fabric in pink, and I put a couple crates on it, with some rocky fabric behind the boxes and across the channel. These were all a bit too dark for my liking, and I used decolorant to bleach them to a lighter shade, which gave the boxes a weathered look. I decided not to use the decolorant on the border pieces of the rocky fabric to pull that forward a bit.

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Collage Type

Original, 8 x 10 Print, Note Card

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