Wow. I have written 800 blog posts since I started some years ago…..January of 2007. I figured I’d keep the blog just for posting with the Photoshop class I was taking, but I’ve come to really enjoy writing and reflecting. Like a diary, which I could never seem to do when I was younger. But now I can look back, see how my art has grown, reflect on different pieces. It is amusing to see some of the very beginning Photoshop pieces:I was pretty thrilled with that first attempt….little did I know what I still needed to learn about layers!
This next taught me a lot about luminescence, even though I didn’t know it at the time!
I really liked the examples I first posted some 6 years ago. I look at tyhem now and see that part of why I liked them was that they really showed some of the principles of design. I just didn’t know it at the time.
I’ve also been able to document a lot of our marbling through the web page, and I do need to do more of that, since we are building our audience significantly. That said, here’s a look at just one of the pieces we turned out on Tuesday this week.
Putting the layers of paint on the carrageenan size:
Starting the pattern with our personally-made “high tech” tools:
The nonpareil pattern – a very traditional pattern created after about four previous steps:
Looking at the pattern from the back side, after the fabric (on orange Kona cotton) had been laid on the size:
Here it is from the front:
It’s been a good week!