Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Sumptuous Surfaces Piece # 2 - Half Way

I have finished the first low relief layer of my patchwork piece. The base of each square was green non woven fabric that florists use, I increased the number of layers to help with the tonal changes needed. The one inch square pieces allowed me to use a range of stitches. Click on photo to see in gretaer detail. The main challenge was to create a gradual change in tone as I progressed down the piece. Alot of squinting took place and unpicking but I think I am happy with the result so far. I expect that I will need to remove or add after the top high relief layer is finished. I have started this at the top, lilac triangle! This shows some detail of the bottom four squares, mainly dull so that they will receed rather than jump out of the piece.

7 comments:

Carol said...

This series of work is so inspiring. Thanks for sharing your sketchbook with us and your prosess, it is facinating to read.

molly jean said...

Yes, thank you for showing the design process. Your work is interesting and inspiring. I am also inspired across media by K Facet(spelling?):)

JoWynn Johns said...

Oh, WOW. I love the variety of textures and the way you've built them up as the squares go down the piece.

Elizabeth said...

It's a joy to see the progression of the color and texture, Margaret.

Susan D said...

I didn't realise how detailed each square was until it was enlarged. Brilliant!!

Muza said...

Your piece already looks very interesting. I look forward to seeing it with its complementary color.

Fiona said...

looks great! love the 1 inch squares. a tiny canvas in itself.... I'm still on the first piece and I'm adjusting constantly.. and its in beige! so I sympathise with your squinting!