|Composition in Blue, Jacobus Hendrik Pierneef|
I chose one of his paintings, Composition in Blue, from 1928, and focused in on the lower right corner, which gave me a simple little motif to work with that still represented his approach to landscape.
|Composition in Blue, Jacobus Hendrik Pierneef (detail)|
My first inclination was to duplicate the colours that he had chosen, and I got as far as selecting appropriate hand-dyed cottons.
|hand-dyed cottons that match colours in painting|
But that seemed a bit slavish. Where was the originality in that? I must admit I wasn't all that taken with the work of Pierneef, so I took some liberties and produced something in black-and-white patterned fabrics instead:
|Holstein Heaven, 16 x 16|
I happened to have some cotton printed with Holstein cattle so I cut them out and added them for a whimsical twist. A nod to the rolling pastoral landscape, complete with sheep and cattle, that I recently enjoyed in Shropshire with Hilary and other members of 12 by the dozen.