When a new 12x12 theme is announced, I usually ponder the new color palette for quite some time. I just take note of what draws my attention -- if it's a particular composition, technique or material. I try to notice the colors from the palette in my every day life. So when there was a huge bin of mangoes at my grocery store, I was stunned to find all of Kristin's colors in the fruit.
I decided to make my quilt all about the mango and the colors.I actually painted this mango. I was inspired by the class I recently took from Judy Perez. She gave me a bit more confidence with paint and painting techniques. I think it turned out pretty well.
I tried to keep it simple this time around. Just fabric, a bit of surface design, simple embellishments.I didn't use anything that wasn't in the color scheme. (Well, that chunky glass bead is more emerald, than chartreuse. Forgive me.)
This is an unusual group of colors, but I really like it. Working on this project reminded me that if a color scheme appears in nature -- on the skin of a mango or on an island in Hawaii -- it has built-in beauty.
Weekly Art Project: Week 34
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