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.)
I really enjoyed this assignment. I feel like I am beginning to develop my "Vineyard Voice" and that is a good feeling! I love to use pattern and see what happens when it is cut up, and combined with solid fields as well as other patterns.
The pieces that I created for this assignment represent an abstraction of the vertical elements you see in the Vineyards as well as the linear wires that connect the structures for the vines to grab hold to as they grow and mature in the fields. I created the suggestion of the wires with the stitching that surrounds the stakes that are scattered across the surface in each piece. All four pieces measure 12"x18".
Next week our assignment is on "Line". I am beginning to develop my ideas in my sketch book on how I will approach this assignment as it relates to the works that I have just completed. See you back here in a week!
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