Friday, March 28, 2014

Weekly F/G

Here's this week's figure grounds, so far.  I wanted to play with the colored fabric scraps that were removed from the workshop piece, but didn't put in enough time to make Exquisite Figure Ground Tension.  Then I went back to black and white.  It was fun, but by the time I got to the third one I was bored and tired.  
I like to do a group like that, so that you can evolve and fine-tune the proportions.  It's so much easier to see the shapes an proportions when you look at the photo than it is when you are at the wall. (Especially if you are distracted by making up black shapes from multiple pieces).

This morning I re-read this post by Judy Kirpich at Unmulti-tasking.  In light of re-focusing on F/G I found Carlos Merida's work fascinating, and was motivated to start sketching.  I'm currently enamored of this little motif that I started using in the workshop. I call it a rocker. I like this.  I think I might like sketching in pencil more than in fabric.  At least right now.  


  1. I think your third on is very close and the sketch is great!

  2. Hi Sharon-- I too think this is a great little sketch. Can't wait to see what you do with it.

  3. Thank you both, ladies. And Hi Liz, thanks for reading. I did another, simpler "rocker" sketch yesterday, and also - hallelujah! - figured out how to piece it! I will post it later after the Sunday chores are done. :)