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Color and Collages

The local Fiber Art group I started has been doing monthly collages and will begin a mystery block exchange in September. I suggested a color study so we will have something to critique along with our collages.

The collages were to include text somewhere in the completed piece. I got more than a bit behind and started in July with this piece. I decided to pick out just one event for the month and illustrate it. July’s piece was all about the Rainier cherries–my favorite fruit after MacIntosh apples.july201720collage-m

The second piece was about the Solar Eclipse as viewed in Fort Worth Texas….If I had known Harvey was gong to be so eventful I might have chosen it but I am trying to focus on pleasurable things–not devastation or sadness.


These two pieces and the subsequent pieces will be mounted on stretcher bars and better photos taken then and uploaded to website.

And then here is the beginning of the color exchange. Each person chose a paint chip of the three primary colors…I did all three as examples–but actually I lost the extra paint chips somewhere and so could not pick one. The rules were simple–a simple coloring book image, shades of the color–white or black okay but the fabric had to read that color. It could also be done with crayons, paint or paper.

I began with pulling appropriate fabrics and then chose them to indicate some semblance of volume in the image.fabrics20pulled20for20color20challenge-m


These pieces are now all appliqued in place; I will add embroidery accents later this week.

Our next challenge will be the secondary colors. And hopefully we will all be back to somewhat normal by the time the next challenge is due to be assigned.


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