Today a colorful motif that might make part of a neat textile pattern. Maybe tomorrow I’ll have time to go do some more Spoonflower designs!
This is just playing with color and lines.
Too tired right now for more writing. Though I do better at doing these in the morning, with more effort and better results devoted to them, there is something nice about finishing the day with a few focused thoughts while Gracie sits next to me and purrs.
Yesterday I was disappointed that the toned tan didn’t really show as much as I’d liked.
As a kid I couldn’t identify with abstract art, but for some reason Rothko paintings have always drawn me because of the color and the way space plays on the surface.
This is not inspired by Rothko, but when I had finished the central figure, the one you see here, I decided to leave the linen-colored tan paper blank. Then instead of filling the page, I made the color in each section glow and move the way the layered washes in a Rothko glow when you are close to them.
This drawing I did this morning, but have been busy until now.
Back into the breach!
I love water. Many of my abstract drawings are various attempts at cornering the way it looks and feels. I don’t just mean the photographic sense of it, but how it makes one feel.
This drawing is a play with waves and light at sunset in autumn. Nostalgia for long afternoons with golden sunsets as now the grey and blue cold and bright winter ones wane.
Again playing with high contrast and weaving/plaid motifs. Interested in how the colors blend, and how they look next to one another. The final inspiration, to remove some color from part of the middle reminds me of the sun peeking through clouds, though the colors are off, so I’m not sure why it does.
That last inspiration, which blurs the threads somewhat and leaves a smoother section might be created by felting those sections. It wouldn’t look exactly the same, but it would create slight blending, and then also a radically different texture. I’m just not sure how well needle-felting would work in this sort of a case. Although it’s acrylic, when I finish the scarf-thing on my loom, I might try it. It will be interesting, if nothing else.
Today was sunny. I made a pie. I put together furniture. We had guests.
One of the things I love about fiber is the way something simple, flexible, and straight can create rigid structure. Take for example this rigid structure that one could re-create by weaving different colors together. It would seem one way from each different point. If you made the purple the center it would look one way, the orange another.
In High School and College I had a vintage shirt (probably from the 1960’s?) that was an orange and yellow plaid. I always imagined related colors of similar gradation with a leap, and this drawing is one version of that. Another would be to put green or blue instead of purple, but I love the combination of these colors. They remind me of a sunset. Maybe a light blue.