Friday, August 24, 2012
"Hand In Hand"
"Good things and good habits go hand in hand." Close attention to daily habits will yield very good things in life.
The color selection in this piece has a bit of a retro feel. My inspiration came from a photo of an interior dining room with vintage fabrics. The entire room was designed based on that fabric. The important thing was to get the color percentages right. The walls in the room were painted this mint green and the blue, red, and brown / black were the accent colors. The stencil look in the "collaged" pattern and hand lettering also give a nod to that period of time in history.
The border at the bottom overlapped into the dark area which can be problematic...even with silk tissue paper because the transparency ends up looking translucent. I resolved the problem by brushing on some black charcoal powder in those dark areas. Soft pastels can also be used to match what ever color is needed.
This is a 4" x 6" piece created for a "give away" at an upcoming exhibit. Will post the details as the date gets closer. It is the evening of September 21st, if you want to mark your calendar. And there you have it...just a few more things to think about.