Monday, 14 August 2017
WEEKLY ART PROJECT #43; TRYING SOMETHING NEW
The local bees are having a festival of feasting!!
Sometimes when in a place of stuckedness, the only thing to do is move forward anyway & hope that something will budge! Out came the pencils & water brushes.
A blank white piece of paper could be transformed with water & colour .
I asked myself the question... what would happen if I tried this with white fabric instead of paper?
Oh...but then the decision...do I paint the background as well, to cover up the colour bleeding, or do I leave it in this gentle subtle state?
It could easily be a hibiscus for a Hawaiin shirt couldn't it?
Whilst the colour match is not perfect with one of the flowers on my agave bud that was the all important starting point in a process, THIS is the result.
It has been a very enjoyable play today & I am happy with the outcome. I am particularly pleased with how the patterning on the different 'white' fabrics, show in relief to the colour I have applied to each layer of this piece. Whilst a strong part of me was inclined to leave it as all white, ( because I liked it like that!), and then another part of me was inclined to leave it at the painted flower point, (because I liked it like that too!), I'm glad I experimented with it to this end.