Friday, 31 May 2013
Eggplant: View from the Academy
My response to the Eggplant challenge is based on a photo I took in New York last year. It's a view from a rear window of the National Academy Museum on 5th Avenue. I liked the grids of the windows and the strong diagonals.
Shown here are the photo and the line drawing derived from the photo. Making the line drawing is one of the things I like best about this technique.
This was not my first stab at the Eggplant Challenge. My starting point was to do a Boathouse composition, using brightly printed cottons, with polka dots, stripes and checks.
A second Boathouse interpretation in solid hand-dyes (purple, fuchsia and lime) didn't make the final cut either.
Finally settled on this composition, with hand dyes in violet and yellow, using tints and shades of each hue. Once again I gravitate to the complementaries.