Chartreuse is one of my favorite colors, so when Gerrie picked it, I had lots of ideas in my head as to where to go with this. My first experiment is the last picture on this blog post, but I'll start with the winner. Right around the time I started thinking about this piece, I read a blog post by Terry Jarrard- Dimond here http://studio24-7.blogspot.com/2011/02/bet-you-cant-print-just-one.html.
I was reminded I had the tools to monoprint, and hadn't done it in a while and I actually love the results you can get. I first tried it out on my canvas dropcloth which you can see below, but it wasn't crisp enough for me. So I printed it out again on cotton sateen above. I added the handstitching in red and the little black sheer squares. This is another line series, it doesn't have any meaning, I just like the way it came together.
Below is the first thing I came up with for chartreuse, and it doesn't really do anything for me. It started out as a densely stitched piece of cotton that I painted over several times. As you can tell, I like the combination of chartreuse, black and red.
In this instance, I think simple worked better for me.
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