Having completed a more realistic drawing of both a bud & the flower, I chose to do a quick linear drawing of the flower in black pen. It was from this that I saw the potential to develop a design for my weekly art project.
I absolutely love those dramatic lines.
However, it was a bit dull...it needed more oomph! I also wanted to reference the colour more obviously.
I achieved that by creating more lines!
Stitched lines in purple thread form the narrow vertical lines, whilst the horizontal ones were achieved by cutting back to another fabric below.
Whilst I would make a couple of changes if I were to do this again, I am quite pleased with the result. I am also pleased with the background fabric, which ties the colours together well. In some of the purple stripes, I have put hand stitching, which may be lost in the photo above, but does add a textural quality to the piece...even if only noticeable under close scrutiny!!
I am actually beginning to enjoy this weekly art project...dare I admit, that I look forward to it each week????