"Midnight Sun" 2014 Cindy Grisdela

“Midnight Sun” 2014 Cindy Grisdela

Midnight Sun is my first finished piece for 2014. It’s mounted on a 18″x 24″ canvas painted black and ready to go to hang this afternoon in my new show at Katie’s Coffee House in Great Falls – Shared Colors.

I’m excited about this show, since it pairs my work with fellow Great Falls Studios artist and studio mate Jennifer Duncan, a mixed media painter. Follow the link to her website to see more of her work.

Although it’s somewhat unusual to pair fiber and painting, Jennifer and I share a similar color sense and it’s fun to see the ways our work is the same, yet different.

Midnight Sun is part of a series I’m working on exploring the use of improvisational log cabin designs as the central motif, set off center and surrounded by open areas where I’ve added a variety of textures with quilting stitches. If you right click on the image, you’ll be able to see that part better.

Katie’s Coffee House is part of the Old Brogue Irish Pub, a fixture in Great Falls, located at 760 Walker Road in Great Falls, VA. Stop by during January and have a hot cup of coffee and a treat while you enjoy the show.

Wishing you all a happy, healthy and creative 2014!