Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Swatch samples from the weekend

It was a wild weekend of lightning, tornadoes, flooding, and two cancelled Purity Ring shows in Central Texas. I managed to do a little fabric dyeing in between the madness. Here's some patterns made from folding and tying with bands and jenga blocks. One is Dharma Bougainvillea, the other is Jacquard Marine Violet, and I have no idea which is which (Note to self to take better notes).

The tricky thing about dyeing is that the results can vary wildly depending on measurements, time, and temperature. I'm also trying a "low water" immersion technique instead of the traditional vat dyeing. Now if only I could use some of that rainwater...

Monday, May 25, 2015

Color Theory Study

I've finished my color theory course, and now feel much more comfortable using color in my compositions. I would definitely recommend Jane Dunnewold's online classes, and I'm going to be participating in her Artist Strength Training this summer.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Blue Green study with complement

Here's a piece I made for my Color Theory class. I'm using a bunch of stencils and stamps from the craft store, but I'm pretty happy with the way the colors and composition turned out.