Each of my little experiments were done on muslin scraps about 7 inch squares, while sitting on my porch perch drinking my morning coffee. Quick. Playful. Simple.
All done on dry fabric blending the paint by overlapping the colors.
Pointillism fascinates me. The way human eye blends little bits of colors placed next to each other, the relativity of color is a study in itself.
Here are four. The daubers are about 3/4" in diameter so kind of large. I did not sketch first, just started daubing and overlaying color in simple primitive form.
I wanted to see how they worked.
That would be the hardest part for me, and I would like to find the self filling tube/daubers so I could fill them with any number of blended paint myself.
It's good to have limitations to see what you can do in imperfect situations.
After doing the tree, I took out a fabric pen and drew in quick lines over the trunk.
I colored in some blossoms and used the pen again for some definition after daubing the paint on.Used met. paint over the body.
Imagine this after tons of machine quilting with metallic threads, a few crystals, maybe some beads.
Same here. Trunks first, shadowing them with some of the yellow dauber along a side which warmed them up and added a hint of dimension.
I didn't know that would happen, just that they looked so flat. The yellow tone done in a light hand along the outside was enough to give it life.
My hydrangea bushes...
I have a plan how to combine these after they are quilted.
Tomorrow is a studio day so hopefully I'll finish a couple to show at the end of the week. This has been stimulating and a good process for me.
a limited palette is fine for blending
color is a fine starting point to a project
dry VS wet technique and how paint moves around
I like abstracted representational art... abstract enough to allow a viewer to decide for themselves what it is, and representational enough to keep me interested in finishing it.