Art Every Day, Sunday, March 17th, 2013
I spent part of yesterday discharging a neutral colored group of hand dyed fabrics then this morning I did some stamping, sponging and mono-printing on them. I just had to use a few of them in today's piece. Thought I'd add a bit o'green too since today in St. Patrick's Day.
I love this one almost as much as I disliked yesterday's piece. The circles make me happy as does the simple neutral palate with the soft shade of yellow green. I really like the play of all of the circles off of the layered rectangles and the moodiness of the tones of gray that are in the canvas rectangle that is sitting between the green and brown rectangles really adds some drama to the piece. The simplicity of it is a real turn on for me too. It's not complex in it's construction, but it has plenty to look at and I find the texture of the Mexican jute in the background a perfect counterpoint to all of the shapes in the mid and foregrounds.
The quilting is all simple, stitching on the actual line of the large, creamy colored circles and inside the circles on the brown with a swirl and inside and around the green circles. The background is heavily quilted with straightish lines that follow the weave of the fabric. All in all, a fun day of creating - from fabric to stitch.