Art Every Day, Monday, February 11, 2013
Good Morning,Well, I said I was going to move on from the white/gray/neutral fix I was on. So, here is today's new piece. It's full of just about all of the colors. I began by topping a piece of green batting with a deep blue violet hand dye. That was topped with woven strips of yellow through red violet which was stitched down with a straight stitch. I stitched the blue violet down with a tiny stipple and topped the whole thing with those fabulous three stitched swirls. They were done with two threads through the needle, one blue green and the other green.
I like the color in this piece a lot as well as the nice mix of straight and swirl. The depth is really cool too, The blue green/blue violet sits nicely in the background with the warm woven section in the mid ground and the thin swirls in the front plane. It's wonderful to be able to get such depth in such a small piece utilizing the elements of color, line and shape and the principles of position, dominance and repetition. All in all, a great way to start the new week.
Now, I'm heading back to the studio to work on one of my new show pieces.