Art Every Day, Sunday March 10, 2013
The seminar is over and were headed out from Baton Rouge. I have had such a great time and had the privilege of working/playing with some really amazing women and one great guy. Now we hit the road again.
Here is today's new piece. I made it last week before leaving on this trip. I wanted to play with white-vs-black backgrounds. Tomorrows piece is on black. With this piece I used strips of color in a wide variety of colors with a narrow variety of color scale and placed them all against white fabric and black batting. All of the quilting is done in white. The colors are holding their own against the energetic white, but there are places where it contrasts against the colors in a simultaneous way. I stitched the negative space in an 1/8" stipple which helped to quiet it a bit and push the colored strips forward. It's a happy, if not a little boring, piece. It's simplicity works well on a small scale but it's not something that I would want to recreate larger.
Well, we're off in hopes of a smooth ride and not too much nasty weather.