Art Every Day, Wednesday, May 15th, 2013
Here is today's new piece. I wanted to have fun with contrasting stitch and textural embellishments.
I began with a piece of yellow, heavy canvas and topped with bits of orange, red violet and more yellow. I stitched the background in yellow thread using a mix of straight lines moving in every direction with swirls thrown in every so often. I stitched the orange with red violet thread and swirls. It was really orange until I stitched it, now it's pretending to be red violet. The red violet square was stitched with straight lines and matching thread and the yellow pineapple silk in the middle was stitched with red violet thread to really accentuate the stitching. I topped it all with a knot of ribbons, threads and torn fabrics. It looks like a present! I like how the stitching has allowed each layer to act independently from each other.
Now, I'm off to paint the vest I'm going to wear to the opening reception of the show "Spun" at the Denver Art Museum tonight - fun, fun.