Art Every Day, Tuesday, June 18, 2013,
Here is today's new piece and no, I wasn't craving pepperoni pizza while I was making it. In fact I didn't notice it's resemblance to said pizza until I photographed it and now it's all I can see.
My intent was to use some more hand painted fabrics and to add to it a lot of texture and build on the movement the painted fabric contained by adding the couched, rolled strips.
I do like the movement and the over and under undulation of the blue violet strips and I like the yummy frayed edges of the yellow linen. I'm also digging the split complement of the blue violet with yellow and orange.
The downside, other than it's pizza-ness, is that I really did some fun quilting in the negative space which you really can't see and I'm shocked at how much the white is coming forward in the painted pieces. If I did such a thing, I would go back and quilt it heavily to make it recede more. But that is not what these exercises are about. They are about exploring the possibilities and seeing what happens.
Till tomorrows exploration,