Art Every Day, Monday, May 27, 2013
Here is today's new piece. I had painted the flower many months ago for a web clip that I was shooting and the swirly fabric on the left I painted yesterday. The turquoise fabric is one of my hand dyes.
I really like the effect of leaving some of the white fabric all the way around the flower it really helps to isolate it against the backgrounds. I thread sketched it rather heavily using two different colored thread in the petals and another one in the center. Even though it is heavily quilted, it''s warm color and the white surround keeps it floating in the foreground. The basket weave quilting in the blue green is just yummy if I say so myself and even though it's color is light and bright, it's cool temperature keeps it back in the negative space. The painted fabric with it's white background was topped with a fine brush of black and gentle swirls in a multitude of colors. It is sitting in the mid ground. I quilted it in gray and stitched around each of the swirls and stippled in the spaces in between.
Though there are only three distinct areas of interest, it really is a statement piece, with just enough going on to keep you interested but not so much that it overwhelms.
I quite like it.