Art Every Day, Tuesday, August 3, 2013
Good Evening Again,
Dinner wasn't quite ready so I figured I'd quickly throw this one on. I really like the simplicity of this little guy. The two gray backgrounds, darker on top with hints of brown and lighter on the bottom with darker vertical lines and a herringbone texture are the perfect setting for the bold textural color of the thread bits from the washer.
I decided to try a composition with a high horizon line which is why I made the two gray's the size they are and overlapped them up on the top two axis of thirds. I kept the quilting simple, but did it in a contrasting color; hot pink. I stitched down all of the threads with a loose stipple then added the long, pointy designs in the negative space.
I love the quite energy with the explosion of color and texture. It was both quick and fun to do and though it is quite modern stylistically, it is warm and inviting too.