Thursday, February 16, 2012

Taking a needle for a walk in a batik jungle

You know how one of those art professor assignments is to take a color you're not fond of and work with it in a way that you can come to like? I took this piece of batik to work freeform over it, using purple and a goldy-orange, which are good on the color wheel, but neither of them is a fave of mine, purple bringing up a bitter taste in my mouth.

I decided to try the assignment and found interestingly that the purple suggested interesting swoops and moves. So you never know. I'll see if I end up thinking this piece is okay as I go along. It's going to be stretched 20x16 approximately, in size.


celle qui rêve said...

Le violet, l'orange et le vert sont des couleurs qui s'assortissent parfaitement. J'aime les associer avec du rose foncé aussi.

Raphaela said...

Really interesting your jungle walk.

JennyPennyPoppy said...

That's a really neat assignment and one that would stretch ones creativity to take a colour you don't really care for and make it into something you like. I'd definitely like to try that! Your batik piece and stitching look great :)