Friday, March 02, 2012
This was a really exciting challenge for me, and I found myself pushing to try combinations that I wouldn't normally do.
I took this picture used for the lines in my piece while on vacation last year. I loved the texture and the strong architectural lines along with the starkness of the color scheme.
Just a few blocks away, I took
I found it really challenging to try to incorporate the bright reds and greens into the strong lines from the other photo. This piece became much more abstract than my usual work although I tried to incorporate much of the feel of the original photo, it is also greatly changed. The mortar for the bricks and the stones is actually a sage green tone, although against the brighter colors it appears to be gray. The quilting is done in a very fine thread in the same sage green as the mortar. It is intended to simply emphasize the textural difference between the bricks and stones and the mortar.
I would welcome your comments, including where I may have missed the mark or could have improved the concept. Thank you!