|My Favorite shot|
I took this picture of some purple stairs on my Labor Day walk. I took three pictures and have not altered them except to watermark them. The others follow this one.
I know a lot of you are quilters who primarily use patterns. I am hoping some of you want to discuss some art principles with me today.
The thing about this picture, a very ordinary every day scene in West Annapolis MD, is the color of the stairs. I like that the purple seems darker on the treads as opposed to the railings except for the shadows on certain railings.
I like the" line" . One of the guidelines in making art is to consider line. I like the parallel lines going from the siding on the house to the treads to the diagonal lines in the roof in the background. The strong vertical lines of the posts are also repeated in the window sashing. As a concept I love the idea of line in quilting.
Those of you making block quilts consider line for a moment. The way pieces intersect and form new patterns when set. We spend a lot of time on color but line is important too.
This is a slightly different angle and I do NOT like it as much. Why?
What do you think? After all is said and done, I like the first one the best and feel it would be an interesting exercise to take an hour and use it to make a piece of art.
I have found using equal amounts of complimentary colors is almost too much to bear. Let one take the starring role and one support it. Don't forget to use light medium and dark of each as well, so the piece will sparkle.
So, if you were to be inspired by a photo would you make it representational? Into a block design? Abstract? Let's talk!