Art Every Day, Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Here is today's new piece. It was my goal to see if I could coax the black, yellow green and white fabrics in the negative space to look like an integrated background while using some remnants of hand painted fabrics as focal points and adding highlights of strips in blue and red thus repeating all of the colors in the painted pieces.
I'm rather please with the piece and surprised by a few things too. Look how much wider the painted square looks than the long painted strip. Yet, I cut the square right off the top of the strip. This is because of their backgrounds. The white is expanding the square whereas the black is shrinking the strip. I'm also surprised by how bright and bossy the blue/red horizontal strips became after I quilted all of the horizontal stripes in the background. What pleases me most is how integrated the background became after I quilted in using one color of thread, bright blue, on all three colors of fabric. The white is trying like mad to come forward and it does look a little closer than the green and black, but it's still sitting behind everything else.
I WIN! I can control color, even bold white, with quilting.... and you can too.