Art Every Day, Monday, August 12, 2013
Here is today's new piece. It began with a dark gray dye painted batting which I topped with some black linen, some red embroidered cotton, a bit of a hand painted piece of fabric and some blue silk noil. I cut a bunch of flowers out of the embroidered cotton and set them aside.
I stitched the red down with a smallish stipple then added wavy horizontal lines in the painted piece. I switched to a blue thread and stitched the blue squares down with concentric squares. Then I stippled the black and laid out the flowers which I stitched down with small circles in their middles.
I love the play of the delicate flowers against the bold color way and the highly graphic hand painted fabric. It was my intent to see how that contradiction would work and I quite like it.