I’ve been working on a new series using a different layering style of painting. I layer the circles and then paint the background around them so that they have an ethereal look. This photo is part of a much larger quilt. After I quilted the piece, I added paint details in the tiny circles orbiting the central element. I love how the black and white “meteor-like” images stand out against the red orange background.
I also used this technique in another piece, but employed very subtle color, and it has a totally different effect. In the first sample, I quilted the background with a great deal of motion, but in the example below, the background is much more free, with non-directional energy. This sample reminds me of a worn leather jacket…worn because it is your favorite and can’t be let go.
Line work and color…same technique, two different looks…from the studio