Monday, 31 August 2015

Marsala accents

 
Fields of Gold Series #4
 
This colour was quite challenging and I did produce a few pieces using it as a dominant colour but was never really happy with the result not having any lighter variations in my stash of silk. Therefore I will choose one that benefitted from this colour using a predominant opposite. Cheating I know! I look forward to seeing how those of you who do gradation dyeing found this much easier to resolve.
Materials include silk and cotton and technique is needlefelting. 
 

13 comments:

  1. Oh boy, does that blue SING!!!! The piece needed those quiet areas of Marsala. I'm sure this is very rich in the flesh.

    Hilary

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  2. I like the variety in the size of the shapes, Michele, and how you have included a couple of lines, created by edges of silk. Love those little orange squares!

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  3. I think that you have a nice balance of colour and the marsala bits and the puce middle really do make the blue sing.

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  4. Try Googling "puce" for an intriguing discussion.

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  5. Stunning piece. As has been said it really sings.

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  6. Love the bright colours hat offset the quieter ones and also like your design and the texture you have created with the needle felting.

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  7. Not much left that I can say, except to mention I love your use of silks! For the rest I just agree with everybody else.

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  8. Heather, I just googled 'puce' and isn't that interesting? I had a different colour in my head, though certainly NOT green! I goggled the Pantone colour chart and the colour I have my head for puce is a very vibrant purply pink - deeper than shocking-pink - and certainly not tending towards brown!

    We live and learn.

    Hilary

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  9. Well that was interesting. Usually a red based colour, but in the USA a greenish colour. Is there another name for the brown/green.

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  10. I like the bright colours, and the marsala gives just enough contrast.

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  11. This is a response that I must remember. It was difficult colour to work with and predominant opposites seems to have worked very well. This, with your variety of scale has led to a very interesting piece.

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  12. love the silk, composition and color choices. this piece works well!

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  13. Beautiful rich colours. They texture shows very well in your photograph.

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