This is the fourth and final piece in the “Postcards from Newfoundland” series- for now anyway. I will more than likely revisit this series when I need to resupply my sister with pieces to take out to Corner Brook to sell. But for now I am going to put aside the series and return to the larger pieces that I need to complete for next year’s exhibit.
This piece is based on a photo that my sister took in St. Paul’s, Newfoundland. St.Paul’s is a small community of about 300 or so people and it is located within Gros Morne National Park which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. I don’t usually use photos that I haven’t taken myself as I find I need to have experienced the location to be able to create a good piece. But in this case I really liked her photo and I’m pretty sure that I saw St. Paul’s on at least one of my many expeditions into Gros Morne so it felt legit.
At first I considered doing a Corner Brook scene since my audience will be those living and visiting Corner Brook. And at times working on this piece I wished I had gone that way. What I discovered doing this piece is that this small size is the absolute minimum size that I think I personally can successfully work with. I had so much frustration trying to capture these houses in about ten loops of yarn each. At the end I looked at it and was disappointed with the lack of detail. But then I reminded myself that it isn’t possible to capture extensive detail at this size. I remembered that the entire Impressionistic art movement is premised on just this kind of thing- a dab of paint here and there to give the impression of a building. And that is essentially what I have done here, but with yarn.
I think my next round of four pieces in this series, whenever that may be, will focus on some Corner Brook related scenes. I have a few ideas to work with!
So, time to stick some of my labels on the backs of these four and wrap them up and get them ready to head out East. Meanwhile I’m heading back to my big frame to return to the silver project.
The holidays are approaching and this is such a busy time of year. I’ve already had to break out my 2014 calendar as the playdates, Birthday parties, dinners with friends etc. etc. are already filling up weekends right through to the New Year. But the exhibit is always in the back of my mind, as well as a few other things I have up my sleeve for early next year, so I will continue to work hard and hopefully have more to show you soon!
Have a great weekend!