Art Every Day, Monday, June 3, 2013
Here is today's new piece. It began with a long rectangle of off white canvas. I added the three designs using a stencil and light modeling paste. Once dry, I painted the whole thing this bright yellow orange then sprayed it with some truer green. Once that was dry, I painted the raised designs with a slightly metallic red violet. I really love how the green splotches on the raised design show through the red violet paint as blue violet.
I laid the canvas rectangle down on some hand dyed red violet and some black batting. I then stitched around the raised designs and stitched long, wavy, close together lines in the yellow green background all using yellow green thread. The red violet background was quilted with a finger print design using a slightly darker red violet thread.
I really like how the two stitching motifs are playing off of each other and how bold the contrasts are. It was a fun piece to do.