Friday, December 02, 2011

Shadowed Grapes


Here is my finished challenge.  I wanted to use only fabric etc that I had on hand, so chose to use some of my LWI hand-dyed fabric, in this case cotton Damask.  The background is LWI-dyed muslin.  I had hoped to use the shading of the fabric as the shading on  the grapes but it wasn't quite enough, so I added a bit of coloured pencil  I love the effect of LWI on the cotton Damask.  The weave gives the finished result a kind of "glow" that you don't get with any other fabric. The weave also presents special problems when using a raw-edge applique.  Since I was limited to what I had on hand, the colours could have been better, but overall, I think they work quite well.
Pat f in Winnipeg
aka fndlmous

8 comments:

Art by Rhoda Forbes said...

Beautiful Pat, and really hits the challenge right on. Great work.

Linda said...

Excellent use of tone and beautifully executed.

Cynthia Ann Morgan said...

Hi Pat,Your fabrics just glow...really pretty. I wonder what it would look like rotated so the cluster of grapes is laying on a surface instead of floating in the air? Also, the grapes are so perfect...what if there were a few unruly ones that escaped?
Great job Pat
Cynthia

Susan B said...

This quite beautiful, Pat. I love your choice of colors. I am always fond of a red-orange-purple analogous color scheme. The way you have arranged the bright yellow orange moving into the deeper reds and violets really does create a lovely light source and a glow. from the lightest of the grapes. The highlights on the grapes are skillfully done.

:Diane said...

I think the color choices are great and the light to shadow ratio works for the challenge. The fabric just glows.

SusanPI said...

Pat, Cotton and muslin - great idea. Using these fabrics adds the depth, character and the color flows. Highlighting is great, if this is raw edge , it is perfect.
Good job.

SusanPI said...

Pat, Cotton and muslin - great idea. Using these fabrics adds the depth, character and the color flows. Highlighting is great, if this is raw edge , it is perfect.
Good job.

Jan said...

I love your grapes and use of color from dark to light on both the fruit and leaves. They do seem to be hanging in mid-air, though, and I'm wondering if you added another leaf over the stem to make it look attached to the top and a few grapes fallen below to anchor it? Or maybe cropping it similar to the close-up version below?