Sunday, 18 November 2012

Layers craving green

The quilt so far, colour levels reduced in Photoshop to more truly reflect the colours
Here we are to date- as of 4:00PM on Sunday. As you can see, I have begun to add surface detail. LOTS to go and I am almost out of -A- Steam a Seam and , -B- energy!

In my humble opinion, this is doing what I want at this point. I started out with two real photos of real subjects-an open magnolia bloom and a pale blue iris. Those were layered several times in Photoshop and you have seen the resulting picture. Now, I am after an abstracted version of  the photo, HOPEFULLY resulting in a sort of Essence of Spring portrait. At the moment, the quilt top and my heart are crying out for more of the chartreuse green- that most essential of spring colours. It is there in the original but I am going to try to find some spots to emphasize it and to suggest little growing shoots amongst the flurry of flower petals.

I think I have had the biscuit though for today. If I do anything else, it should be the Inchies for this week- Accessory is the word for this week. After dinner, if I am still awake, I will try to make a couple. I have been VERY slack with my Inchies lately as I have been very busy on other things but I will try to get back on the Inchie waggon this week. Enjoy the remains of your weekend.

10 comments:

  1. The colors are beautiful. I would never say no to a soft green.

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  2. The colours really are lovely. I don't do green - so I think it's gorgeous as it is!

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  3. It's really taking shape now, eh? I agree about the green - you might want to audition a bit of it on the right side of the piece, for balance. Subtly, though; subtly!

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  4. I love it - how it looks - I am repeating myself! But it is like that.

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  5. That is a beautiful piece, such lovely colours.

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  6. This is great....I have no idea how to do this

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  7. Its coming along. I think youlook for another bit of green so a wee bit more might not be remiss. Lovely

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  8. Yeah a little more green wouldn't go amiss. It's looking awesome.

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  9. Wow it's looking good! I think some green would be lovely. I can't wait to see how you continue.

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  10. Looking good....I look forward to seeing the end result, watching you work away!

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