Art Every Day, Tuesday, June 25th, 2013
Here is today's new piece. In real life it's much more straight yellow and green. The batting is green too. Not sure why it photographed so blue and the yellow so, yellow orange. Anyway, I wanted to manipulate white again and play with stitch motifs in contrasting color.
I laid a piece of yellow dyed, mid-weight canvas down first and tucked the white down underneath it. I topped the white with the five green squares then added the green (not blue) cotton lace which I topped with more white, some ripped yellow linen and a long strip of green velvet.
The squares are top stitched as is the green strip, small white rectangle and lace, each in a matching color. I did the decorative leaf motif in bright green and quilted the white background with yellow thread, which you can barely see, in straghtish lines about 1/8" apart.
The heavy stitching managed to push the white back and keep it behind the yellow where it physically is. The big piece of yellow seems to sit on the same mid-ground as the green squares which is surprising to me, but it's probably doing that because of the heavyish green quilting.
I like the piece, it's very spring like in it's coloration which pleases me.
I've been playing with some very unusual compositions lately and coming up with some strange stuff. This ones a bit off. It's not really unbalanced, but it's got a strange balance. I tried positioning it every which way and it looks best like this.
Well, I'm off at o'dark thirty tomorrow morning, flying to Cleveland to teach at the NQA show. I've stitched up a bunch of daily pieces so I can keep up with this little project!