I returned to the exercises in Color and Composition...here is the analogous study. It appears to me that monochromatic and analogous colors are very very close in appearance. I used a 24 color wheel and to get a more vivid analogous study it would seem that a 6-12 color wheel would have been better.
In trying to advance through these exercises my biggest aha moment comes in seeing the limits in my fabric stash. Maybe I'll learn to buy more purposefully to broaden my spectrum.
I can see this pattern enlarged with more expressive fabrics. In finishing up these last 4 postcards for the Postmarkd Art swap (the deadline is today, sigh~~) I concluded that my love affair with working small has fizzled...I'm really feeling the pull to make a large piece around 6ftx5ft. I don't have a design in mind yet but fooling with the color studies will keep my hands busy, thus my mind and I've been browsing art books for ideas...Bearden, Matisse, and Van Gogh.
Also, a good friend is "reinventing her space" since she purchased a new condo and has a quilt by an Elizabeth Quebbeman from Indiana that she is selling. She attempted to search for the artist to see if she wanted to purchase it back, but no luck in locating her...I'll post an image of it in the next week or so if she doesn't move it but if anyone knows of this quilter, please let me know.
I'm going to miss my friends old place as it was very much like a musuem of the ecletic! My favorite was the original Woolworths sign that hung over the entrance into her dining room that was quickly snatched up by another artist along with a quilt by Penny Sisto. I'll be sharing photos from time to time because of the uniqueness of her "stuff" that I can't imagine not being with her any longer.