Posts Tagged ‘Rural’

Lower meadow-september 20 x 30 lo res

I made this scene once before, but I felt that it needed a large quilt, so I did it again. My husband has been working on the lower meadow on our property for years, clearing out the invasive Autumn Olive, Tree of Heaven and Multiflora Rose which were choking out the native plants.  Now goldenrod, milkweed, Joe Pye, Boneset, and many other natives flourish there. This view shows an old apple tree, and the new young ones we’ve planted. They are doing well, alongside the Chestnut trees we planted a few years ago too.

Martha Ressler

The Lower Meadow, September

Art Quilt

20 x 30″

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there was an old farmer lo res

I made up a little poem for my fourth day of the 30 Paintings in 30 Days:

There was an old farmer who lived in a shoe.

He had so many debts he didn’t know what to do.

He kicked out the children and grabbed a gun.

As far as I know he’s still on the run!

The piece was inspired by a 19th century moralistic fable book by Dr. Heinrich Hoffman called Struwwelpeter (Slovenly Peter.) The old guy racing across the front with his musket is from that book.

Winter Farm smallFor day 2 of the 30 for 30 Challenge I’m posting a small quilt version of the piece I did yesterday: Winter Farm in the Valley.

This piece is 6 x 8″ and will be framed: floated on a black linen background in a hand made barn wood frame.

 

Winter Farm in the Valley

This farm, straddling both sides of the road, is near us. I love looking at the layers of hillsides above it, and the wintertime shapes and colors. This represents day 1 of Leslie Saeta’s 30 for 30 challenge — one painting a day in the month of February.  Or in my case, one art quilt a day!

Martha Ressler

Winter Farm in the Valley

Art Quilt

16 x 20″