Thursday, July 23, 2009

new fabric

The last few weeks have seen a lot of work on new colors and patterns. I admire two color patterns and constantly aspire to designing more of my own, but in my own work I always want to fill up all available space and saturate the picture plane. My two-color work lacks the richness that I love and that hand-dyeing is particularly suited to. Instead of fighting against myself, I'm embracing my aesthetic and going with it.

So, without further ado:

I really like the colors on these first two pieces. Both are good starts but they're missing the layering and richness that I'm looking for.

I love the tone-on-tone blues in the second piece but the value range needs to be rounded out with a deeper blue.

My favorite of the group is definitely this hot pink. Full and saturated, perfect!


Approachable Art said...

These turned out beautifully!

Is all the boiling complete, finally?

Sara Hopp Harper said...

The boiling is almost done. I had to give up on some of the fabric...seems like I inadvertently made almost-oilcloth- lol, so I'll use that for some object multiples.

I'm done with all the boiling I'm going to do on this batch, but getting ready to start waxing another batch this afternoon so there's more boiling on the horizon.

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Sara Hopp Harper said...

Thanks so much Lee! :)