Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Art quilt - another colour starts to go on
I was asked how I go about choosing the colour for my quilts. Mostly I listen to the image and see what it says to me. This one was a bit excitable and seemed to be happy with a lot of ideas. I did consider just leaving it in grey scale as that is what I convert all my images to before I work with them. I also quite liked the idea of the shoes being in colour against the monochrome image. I thought about a sepia colour way but discarded that idea quite quickly, my last two were done in those colours and I wanted something different. The pose feels to clam for me to go for anything too bright so my flame colours were out. Green is just wrong for most humans so that wasn't an option. That kind of brings me to blue, purple, or pinks. I'm not a fan of pink and getting a long enough run in the same colour is really hard so that leaves blue or purple. The image feels more purple to me so purple it is. I could have come up with simpler choices I'm sure, but hey who wants an easy life. I still haven't decided what to do with the shoes though, just as well they go on top of the rest of the fabrics isn't it.