Tuesday, 4 July 2017
WEEKLY ART PROJECT #37; AGAVE BUD
For this week's weekly art project I chose this photo to work from, but I used a viewfinder to focus on a much smaller area. Using the crop function on my computer, I can show you the same section.
Work began as it often does, with paper & pen. A few quick sketches before a more concentrated look at what I wanted to focus on. The bottom right hand exploration is what I chose to take another step further into a design.
Whilst I was sorry to see so much of that patchwork background go, I really like the effectiveness of the random greens. What I hadn't realised at a conscious level until this moment, was that the texture of the white fabric mirrors the square patterning of the patchwork. That choice of textured white was a good one, because it brings interest to the eye & it is strong enough to create contrast with my pale green tendril lines.
All in all a satisfactory little exercise!