While I have been working on the Barrens in my spare time, I just discovered another Maine artist doing the same. Check out Kathy's beautiful barrens scene here: http://www.studiointhewoods.blogspot.com
For the large boulders found in the barrens I tried something new. I flamed the edges of a brown sheer to make it curve or *poof*.
Then I put a little extra sheer inside the poof and stitched them down.
My background is a piece of synthetic type of velvet.
Below is my version of the barrens in winter. Two different approaches; two beautiful creations. (in my opinion. :)