Wednesday, May 27, 2009

June's Inspiration - Martin Heade

This piece of work spoke to me! Although Heade isn't as well known as Monet or Van Gogh or some of the other famous artists, I thought it'd be nice to be inspired by the colours of a painting that is really gorgeous. I'm looking forward to painting these colours onto yarn...aren't they lovely? The painting is called The Magnolia Flower.

May's "Spoiler"

I really enjoyed painting this colourway! Monet has a way with combining colours in his garden paintings that is exquisite. Very inspiring! The colourway is called Argenteuil and was based on Monet's work called The Artist's Garden at Argenteuil.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

May's "Teaser"

This month's colourway came out a little different than I expected! Let me explain...each month, after looking at the painting for awhile, I always have a vision of what colours I want the yarns to reflect and go about to paint them onto the yarns. This month was no different until the yarn decided it wanted to have an influence on what colours I *should* put on the yarn. All was going well during painting but when the yarn dried, it ended up being the undertones of the painting colours rather than the darker overtones. Was this bad? Not necessarily! Beneath every dark tone is a lighter undertone that makes it what it is. I decided to go with it because I think it reflects the season nicely too. I hope you enjoy it! This month the canvas had its say! I think I need to explore this concept a little ended with a nice surprise and I'm really happy with the colourway as the lighter undertones. I hope you are too!