Wednesday, September 15, 2010
My Challenge Quilt Project is Underway!
Our local quiltart group is having an exhibit from November 5-7, 2010 in Lemont, PA at the Art Alliance of Central PA. Irmgard Lee is our chairperson and I was given the task of creating the mini-quilt challenge to be featured at the exhibition. Here are the details of our challenge:
Create a 18x18" quilt-ette using yellow/orange with blue/violet (the complementary color of yellow/orange). Either color may predominate, but a balanced composition often depends upon using a majority of one and a minority of it's opposite. In any case, we want all of our pieces to carry the color theme, so be sure to use these two colors in your piece.
Here are some color wheel charts and similar compositions for your inspiration. The first shows analogous colors on opposite sides of the wheel, warm and cool. You may also use analogous colors (any shade of yellow, orange, blue, and violet as well as the main colors: yellow/orange and blue/violet) for accents along with the main colors, but keep the majority of your work to the two main colors of yellow/orange and blue/violet.
The color wheel directly below shows varying intensities of the yellow/orange and blue/violet hues. Feel free to use many intensities of the colors, as well as of the analogous colors to yellow/orange and blue/violet.The color wheel directly below shows varying intensities of the yellow/orange and blue/violet hues. Feel free to use many intensities of the colors, as well as of the analogous colors to yellow/orange and blue/violet.
As you may have guessed by now, I have chosen to depict one of my favorite flowers as the subject for my challenge piece: the lowly, yet vibrant, brightly colored nasturtium. Stay tuned for further progress!