Saturday, January 27, 2018

SEEING TEXTURES

"Spa Day"  14" X 11"  Lori LaBerge  2018

A slight change was made from the original color plan from last week's post. The gray and turquoise on the right were reversed placing them diagonal to their matching colors. A simple change, but the whole work looks much more interesting as it moves the eye more easily throughout the piece.

Textures are important to a work and we don't always see them from a distance so I put some close-ups from "Spa Day" below

 Here the bright blues mixed with navy draw the eye to what could otherwise appear as a dark hole in the work.

Grays are always in my go to stash. This textured gray used as-is adds to the work when seen up close.

 
A dull light sage green is punched up with a brighter mottled green in the mint family.

The turquoise in the work is the only wool that is not mottled or mixed with another color. It has solidity and strength giving the eye a nice break from everything happening in the other colors.

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