In my recent Post I showed the results of my experiments with blues and yellows. Here are some more of my experiments, randomly using 3 warm and 3 cool primaries and again isolating areas within the page. Mounting it on a thin border of red really brought the fd red out in the piece.
I emphasised the shapes in this next piece by outlining them in pencil. I think I should have left some of the highlighting off some of the shapes, so that some would appear to be behind others. Interestingly, I hadn't noticed this until I saw it in this post.
I don't usually work in bold colours but I think I could be persuaded to. Maybe I should consider it more often? More often? Who am I kidding? I never consider it! Isn't this what experiments are about? Sometimes I just need someone else to guide/persuade me to try something different and this is one of the reasons I like to go to the Taking Textile Further workshops. I try something different and surprise myself with what comes from it.
I also experimented by layering strips of one paper onto another but the result didn't do a thing for me. Just as I have never seemed to create anything pleasing from weaving papers, a technique which is often championed.
However, I was pleased with this arrangements of the off cuts, even though they look like an unpromising bunch on their own and are of different lengths.
I took a photocopy of the arrangement, rotated it and cut it into strips. I quite like this and the top 3 rows remind me of a log in the woods. Not quite pink trees but they certainly have unusual colours .
The joy of photocopies is that you can replicate and cut them up as often as you like in order to explore different ideas.