Comparing Landscapes with Ruth

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Ruth B. McDowell-esque Landscapes: each 15" x 21"

This exercise, from Ruth B. McDowell’s Design Workshop, is a practice in “applying the concept of slipped seams and depth of field…”

In comparing the two landscapes, looking “back and forth from one to the other. I think you will agree that in Landscape 1, you look through the screen of trees and focus on the distant lakeshore and mountains. In Landscape 2, you focus on the trees.”

An interesting exercise that I will now repeat, this time varying the fabrics for the different elements for a more “scrap quilt” look.

“Never look down to test the ground before taking your next step; only he who keeps his eye fixed on the far horizon will find the right road.” –Dag Hammarskjöld

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~ by Kimberly Mason on December 29, 2008.

One Response to “Comparing Landscapes with Ruth”

  1. Yes. but why? I’m having trouble figuring out what it is that makes the difference…

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