Monday, April 29, 2019

Spring Colorwash

     I had so much fun in the last colorwash class with Wanda, that I am doing it again. I have enough batiks on the trays I think to make another one, but since it is spring (real slowly around here), I want to use florals. 
     When I did not know exactly what I was doing a while ago, I did make one, but it was sold at a show. I seem to be lacking a lot of colors and values I need, so I will have to really scrounge through all my fabric to find enough- especially oranges, greens and blue greens. 
     I love florals and Debbie always inspires me as I keep going back to her gallery of floral quilts. I need flowers. I paint flowers, I just love them and all their shades, shapes, and textures. My intial efforts here will have to be mightily tweaked and added to.


Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

You could try adding some of the busier batiks into this colorwash.

Debbie said...

Ditto what Wanda said. Her colorwash technique depends on the color or at least the predominant color of the square.To be a strong enough color to define it. Which means the value needs to be dark or at least more dark than medium.
Comparing this to my floral watercolors that depend mainly on value and not color. There are a few exceptions where I used color and groups liked colors to create part of my illusion.
You need more fabric with stronger colors and deeper values. Mixing in batiks would be good.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Looking good so far - and I know you'll do a LOT (!!) of tweaking before you are done. Maybe you could check with others in your local quilt group for floral bits in your color gaps areas?