Wednesday, February 16, 2011

More Color-Pattern Class projects

In Lesson 2 of my Pamela Allen class, the assignment was to choose a painting, and reproduce it in fabric using the complementary, or opposite color scheme.  The blacks remain black and the whites remain white.  This exercise has caused much moaning, groaning, and gnashing of teeth among a group that thought they knew all about color!


I chose the painting House in a Garden by Picasso.  I thought it had simple shapes and not too many colors to deal with.



I got the lesson done and passed, but it was very frustrating and took all weekend. Blogger wants to rotate the pictures so I will skip adding them at this time.  It helped to convert the photos to grayscale to compare values.


Then, for part 2, we were to compose an art quilt in just two colors of our choice.  This was much more fun.  My brain is already in Hawaii, so I made an undersea garden in blue and green.


This one will take awhile to stitch because it is all just laid on top of one another, including the fibers. 

7 comments:

Roxane Lessa said...

Love this one!

Tonya said...

wow, you've been so busy, those are great

Del said...

Jeanne - I hope you are not ill. You usually post regularly and now it has been several weeks. Let us know you are okay, please.

Teresa said...

This looks so hard! I would love to learn how to do landscape type quilting, but I am still learning basic quilting. LOL

Lynn said...

I love what your doing here.I've been a tradianal quilter for years,am just getting into art quilts;my mind is so full of ideas I stop in my tracks.Anybody else have this problem?I want to keep a close eye on your work.love it.

Patty said...

Very cool! I love landscape quilts and I'm interested in doing quilts with people faces in them. Don't know how to find directions. Anyone know? Are they called portrait quilts? Thanks for any links or info!

Deborah said...

My son asked me recently to turn a painting my mother did into a quilt. Thanks for the tip about putting it into grayscale...that will make it much easier.

Great job!