Thursday, March 5, 2015
For this challenge the image came from a view through a window in Edinburgh. I recently took a design class and wanted to use the lessons to take my art into a more informed place so value, colour, line, shape and figure / ground were considered. Cubism was the influence for the style, particularly the work of Oscar Bleumner. The colour scheme is a split complementary using yellow green and blue green with red orange and red purple. Unfortunately the dark green blue reads as blue against the other greens on screen something to do with the light possibly.
Materials used are, fabric paint and Intense crayons on commercial and hand dyed cottons, Bondaweb and a variety of threads. Raw edge appliqué with machine quilting is the method of construction. The quilt is not quite finished as a hand injury prevents the use of a cutting ruler, hand sewing and very controlled stitching. It will be bound with a 1/4 inch black binding once I can complete it. Completed quilt will be 15.5 x 24 inches.