Art Every Day, Monday, February 25th, 2013
Here is today's new piece. Steph recently commented on how she was beginning to prefer simpler design to the more complex. I'm with her one hundred percent. Thanks so much to all of you who send me comments they are very meaningful for me.
After yesterday's silken debauchery, this piece is much, much simpler. I began by layering a sheer white on top of black batting which I stitched down simply along the edges. Then I added the blue swoop and stitched around it and across it with gently waving lines. Finally, I added the three swirls in heavy black stitching. I really love these swirls, they're so playful and bold.
The white is occupying the negative space well, probably because so much of the black batting shows through therefore making the white more gray - except where it overlaps itself - and I like that look too. The blue is sitting in the midground and the black swirls are in the fore ground. I just love it when something this simple can be at once peaceful and energetic.