Thursday, January 29, 2015

Shape, Value, and Composition

The speaker at my guild on Monday was the incredibly talented Katie Pasquini-Masopust, author of Ghost Layers, Fractured Landscapes, and Color and Composition to name a few.  And I had the great fortune of taking her class, geared toward composition.

Our first assignment was dealing with particular color schemes.  Of course, I chose monochromatic, since I seem to be stuck there lately.  The piece on the right is the interpretation of the photo on the left.
It's ok, though I don't find it inspiring.

The next exercise was dealing with composition, and choosing a different color scheme.  We were to draw, using the picture as reference, first with circles, then with squares, then triangles, and finally a composition using those elements that we liked.  Again, the piece on the right is my interpretation of the photo on the left.
Now this one was really fun to do, plus I worked with transparencies, something I hadn't done before.  Wouldn't this make a cool quilt?

I got very energized by this process, possibly because it was a carryover from Lenore Crawford's class from last week (see that post here). Shape, value, and composition are starting to make more sense.  It's one thing to look at it in a book, it's another to actually do it.

I was all excited to post about this yesterday afternoon, but 45 miles from home, this happened.
Certainly deflating, in more ways than one!  I have to go back to the tire store yet again today for the matching tire.  Such a drag when real life gets in the way of quilting life! 

Anyway, I continue on, buzzing around like a hummingbird in garden full of new, tantalizing flowers to taste!  I really must reign myself in and get some things finished.  I'll be sure to post as that occurs.  Or maybe when something new tempts me!

Happy Quilting!

1 comment:

  1. That is a really cool piece that you made. Love the color combination and the transparency


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