Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Questioin

Here is the 'formal pose' for the scarf that I showed you yesterday.

As I said, I'm very pleased with its outcome and versatility. And as promised, here is the scarf that I fell in love with from the get-go:

You may have noticed that the title of this blog post is 'question'. I was so excited about the above scarf that I couldn't wait to show C. He didn't like it. I told him that my client had asked for very bold and bright primary colors. He thought that was fine, but he hated that I let the colors bleed and run together, and also the 'salt effect'.

Now, I want YOUR painfully HONEST opinion (and I promise to still love you afterwards!): does this sort of silk painting appeal to you? I've snapped several pics of the portions that most excite me, so you can get the idea.



I just love that effect, and don't understand how it could not be appealing. It's freeing to me, totally off the wall, unstructured and just fun. Please tell me what you think..........I'm not asking for compliments, I'm asking for opinions upon style.


YES WE CAN!!!

14 comments:

Joyce said...

I love that random effect and esp the salt effect. I used to do quite a lot of silk painting and there were few pieces that didn't have a bit of salt or alcohol on them somewhere. I also like where the colors blend into each other. I guess it's all a matter of taste.

Eva Hagbjärn said...

I also like the effect on scarf #2, but the colors are a bit to sharp for my taste.
The first scarf is more my style =)

xo

Gerrie said...

I really love both styles. I am always intrigued with the way dyes and paints mix and create something unexpected. It is certainly easier to do a dye paint when you let them bleed. Is this a new spelling for question?

connie said...

I love your silk scarves, ESPECIALLY the second one. One of my favorite painters is Georgia O'Keeffe and your second scarf reminds me of one of her paintings titled Mindscapes. My very first impression was I have seen this and when I got out my book on Georgia O'Keeffe there is a wonderful resemblance.

imquilternity said...

I LOVE them both, but I like the second one the best!

Beverly said...

I love loosey-goosey watercolor and salt effects with dyes- and watercolors, makes my artist brother crazy! I might do different colors, but love the effects.

I also like the first one, and am dying of curiosity how you get those effects. My attempts to dye paint with thickened dyes have never turned out that well.

Jeannie said...

I like them both, but I would purchase #2. I like the flow and movement of the colors. I also don't wear white, (makes me look ill) and I love bright colors. There's my two cents worth!

Eva said...

I love it! The strong and bold colours!

Elizabeth said...

Honestly_ I LOVE the movement thtat the bleeding and salt effect give to this piece!! The fabric is fluid and the paly of the colors on the fabric is fluid!!! Iwould not change a thing!!! In fact- I want one!!!
Hugs!
Elizabeth

P.S. Remember that sometimes engineers can't grasp all of this art stuff- at least that is the case with my engineer!! LOL!!!

Darcy Berg said...

Hi Judy, Glad I found you again! I think that the surface painting is just right. The colors should bleed together. It makes the color texture of the scarf as fluid as the fabric. Primary colors may not be everyone's first choice but it is what a client wanted. A commissioned client should get what they want. Good job!
Darcy Berg

Anonymous said...

Hi, Judy! I love the scarf you made for yourself, and the one for the client is very bright and colorful, but when I think of primary colors I think of cartoon colors--your basic blue, red and yellow. I don't know what the "salt effect" is, but I see the bleeding of bright blue into aqua plus a lot of black, so I would see what the client says. If she doesn't want it, it sounds as if almost everyone answering your "questioin" (including moi) would. xxoo Carol

PaMdora said...

I think both scarves are quite striking and beautiful, the top one appeals to me a little more, if only because the colors create a diagonal stripey patter and I like patterns.

I like the bold colors in the bottom, and was wondering if it would work to do the painting effect in sort of an abstract polka-dot pattern ( the very bottom photo gave me that idea - the yellow dot inside the red, inside the blue?)

Carol said...

Both scarves are great but I just love #2 - the colours, the blending, the salt effect. I got back online yesterday and so have many blogs to catch up on, but started with yours. I tried to change my email address on my blog, not sure if it worked. Will email you with details. OOXX

janice in detroit said...

I like them both, but admit that I find the bright colors in #2 most attractive. I could imagine wearing it almost anywhere with anything -- well maybe not with another bold design.