'Ride the Wind'  -work-in-progress'

'I wanted to use limited colors on this project.  The result is an almost poster-like, wood-block print style with simplified edges and design.  It added to the drama of the waves around the sailboat and the storm clouds moving in the area.  The finished piece is 24" x 36".

I placed the sailboat in the project first to set the angles of motion for the water. I used an aqua fabric, a black fabric, and a white fabric to created the choppy water using some tricky cutting. After all the fabric is sewn down I added the thread effect to detail the sails and rigging of the boat.