I took the painting Suspended and made a little “value map” of it. I did it with quick, inaccurate strokes and a light, dark and medium value. Suspended Suspended value map 1 I fiddled with it a bit. Suspended value map 2 Then I combined some multiples of version 2, and called it “Row Houses.” Row Houses I like the energy and simplicity of these 3 “maps.” I can see using them as an underpainting and exploring with other colors on top of them. Or I could translate the 3 value
OK, I’ll admit it: I have Thermofax envy. I keep seeing all these wonderful results of using images produced on a thermofax: Sonja has one, or at least has access to one. So do Liz, Denise, Lynda, Rayna (TWO!), Maggie, Cathy, Casey, Cynthia, Linda, Susie, Amy, and Patricia Bolton (she has another great link on her blog). Claire has actually made a business out of selling the many wonderful screens she makes. Jane Dunnewold has a thermofax service, as does Marcy Tilton. I’m su
I have painted my own cloth for years, now. It revolutionized the way I made quilts. I took classes, read books, experimented, watched DVDs and videos. Jane Dunnewold was a huge influence, as I’ve said before. She coined the phrase “complex cloth.” Complex cloth, or art cloth, is created using as many layers as its creator deems necessary, combining colors, images, and a wide range of techniques. Read Dunnewold’s essay called What is art cloth, or get her book Complex Cloth.