Wednesday, 17 October 2012

'opposites' and composition

For this month's theme 'opposites' I decided to use colours which are opposite each other on the colour wheel. As I'm practicing compositions for the course I'm taking, I though I might as well combine this with my piece for The Sky is the Limit. So I made this composition. I'm not sure if I can give a name to it. The rule of thirds apply to the two circles off centre.
I layered four pieces of fabric: a base, a layer of yellow/green bourette, then a layer of yellow/orange scrim, a layer of purple bourette and finally a layer of green tulle. I stitched a grid by machine and then handstitched circles from the back. I then cut away different layers. As there are several layers of fabric it can be called a quilt, so I didn't use any batting.
Even though it's a random composition, I do like it!



8 comments:

  1. I would like to see this in reality as the purple does not show on my screen. I love yellow in fact it is my favourite colour. I like the little bits of other colours showing round the circles as a result of your technique.

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  2. Yes, I agree Irene. The colours do not show up on my monitor either, which is a shame since I would love to see this piece in it's true colour.

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  3. I'm not sure if I know what you mean, I can see the colours? It's very dark purple, a batik piece of hand deyed fabric, it has purple and other colours in it.

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  4. I am so sorry to worry you. I think it is probably my own elderly monitor not seeing the colours correctly. The colours here look like a deep almost black-brown with hints of blue and russet. The small pieces being rich yellows and gold. I think I ought to invest in a new monitor.................

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  5. What an intriguing technique! And the result is beautiful!

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  6. Thanks, Kelly! I learned this from Distant Stitch
    an online course.

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  7. I love the texture that you have achieved in the plain colours. It looks incredibly "painterly".

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