Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Warm and Cool Exercise

My art group met yesterday. We did an exercise where we each created two versions of the same design. One using warm colors and one using cool colors. I cheated a bit by using only muslin backgrounds for both (is muslin warm or cool?) and I used black for the "trunks" of my trees because I didn't have any scraps large enough in any other colors. I don't know if these will get any more finished than they are now, but it was a fun exercise. The idea came from Lyric Kinard's book Art + Quilt: Design Principles and Creativity Exercises.

1 comment:

Lyric said...

fun! I like your funky trees - they make me happy.
So how do you think the difference between warm and cool works? What if you put a warm tree on a cool turquoise background?

muslin can be warm or cool - depending on how creamy yellow or bright cool white is is - and what it is next to.

Thanks for sharing!