This week our class assignment for Working in a Series 1 was about line.
I decided to do some experimenting with color and pattern as it relates to line in my series. For my assignment this week I created 3 pieces, Vineyards 13, 14, and 15.
I think one of the aspects for this class that I have really enjoyed is allowing myself to ask the question, "What If?" What if I did this, what if I did that? My works have been fairly small for this class and I believe that has allowed me to explore a variety of things as I develop my series.
By not limiting myself to a handful of ideas and choices I have been able to figure out what I am most passionate about and what I am not.
This week we completed assignment number six for Working in a Series 1. We had two weeks to finish this assignment; allowing for a little break in the ten week class.
Assignment 6 was all about the use of Value as it relates to color. In a nutshell, value is defined by light and dark colors. I learned early in my fiber art endeavors that there is a big difference between value and saturation. Often times saturated colors are confused with value. Value is probably one of the most important design elements when evaluating the success or failure of a composition.
I have created pieces in the past where they just didn't work because I didn't pay enough attention to value. The works were very chaotic and didn't allow places for the eye to rest.
I loved this assignment because I tend to work in two extremes with color. I love using highly saturated color palettes as well as low volume palettes where the majority of the colors selected are neutral.
These last couple of weeks I dabbled in both areas, here is what I created: (Click on photos to enlarge.)
This week we have a break from Working in a Series 1. Our next assignment is due in a week. During this pause I wanted to share with you another study that I completed this winter. It is posted in New Work as well as Small Works on my site.
I am a member of a local group of talented Fiber Artists. The name of our group is MIX. It is an acronym for "Material In the eXtreme. We meet once a month. During our meetings we decide collectivley what subject we want to render, how many pieces for a given theme, size and format, and any other specifics that is important for the final presentation that we work on individually but in coordination as a group. We also support one another as artists, critique work, as well as explore topics we are interested in pertaining to Fiber Art.
This week we have an upcoming show that we hung today. Here is the information piece that was created for the event:
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