A couple of weeks ago I took some pieces into the art center. The visual director selected some for the sales gallery. One piece she didn’t select was the more representational view of Marsh Marigolds, though she did take the abstract view,”The Marsh“.
We have a good relationship and she is comfortable giving me critique. She pointed out that the leaves/flower read like a big block of yellow. Of course she is right.
Its kind of funny because one thing I love about walking in the woods is the play of light & shadow and even though I used fabric with texture and tried to make use of the white in some of the hand-dyes, it didn’t really convey that.
I changed some the fabrics and used some of my screen-printed silk organza to darken the leaves and, hopefully, get more of a light and shadow effect: