“Seasonal Palette” – Composition/Assembly

Arranging a gradation of color valuesChecking values in black and whiteEngineering the assembly of motifsSewing and pressing seamsTrimming assembled stripsMaking adjustmentsChecking the size

The gradation of color value is an important element in this design.  I used the b&w function on my camera to check the arrangement. When the composition was near complete, I began sewing the motifs together in diagonal strips. Throughout this process I continue to make adjustments, rearrange pieces and shift the alignment of strips. Even after a piece is sewn together I always need to go back and make changes, going through the tedious process of removing and replacing pieces to fine tune the composition.

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  1. Tricia September 26, 2012 at 4:10 am #

    Hi Diane –

    I found your website through Creative Courage. Your work is BEAUTIFUL! I really like the series of posts about your process that you have on your blog. Looking forward to seeing more of your work.

    - Tricia

  2. Mary Keasler October 16, 2012 at 5:37 pm #

    Thank you for sharing your technique. Your art is an inspiration to me.

    • dianemelms October 16, 2012 at 7:28 pm #

      Thank you Mary, I appreciate your nice comments.

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