Already, I have made my yearlong color and design project more complicated than I intended, but I am having fun with it. I have taken to heart my own advice to play with the elements of composition. My monthly goals have been revised a bit, I am going to aim for having the fabric pieces placed by the end of each month. The stitching on these will take much longer, especially since I started out by trying to make five wall hangings for January’s workshop on balance using a neutral palette. This has been an unusually snowy winter in my part of Ohio, the neutral palette required of this workshop is exactly what I see outside. Here is what I have so far:
Formal or Symmetrical Balance
Informal or Asymmetrical Balance
I have several questions that I keep asking myself about the pieces as I work on them. Am I using the full range of values (light to dark)? Is the viewer’s attention going to move all around the piece? Will I want to keep looking at each piece? Is it something I want to live with?
There are more things to think about when evaluating artwork. Right now, I need to think about workshop #2, February is half over already.