“Seasonal Palette” – Composing on the Design Wall
I work on a large design wall which is covered with white flannel. Before starting the composition I defined the size of the finished piece on the wall with dark strings. I then began arranging the motifs. My intent is to create a swath of lighter colors which move diagonally across the piece from the bottom left to the top right. I want the arrangement to be fairly loose but with a scattered gradation of colors, with the darks on the top left and bottom right and the yellows radiating across the middle. As I work along, I see that I need more of certain colors so several times throughout the process I stop and print more fabric and piece more design motifs. I arrange and rearrange, adjusting contrasts and balance, creating a focal point and a path of movement to carry the eye of the viewer across the piece. This intuitive composing is the most engaging part of the process for me.
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