Do we even know where our influences come from for our art work? I think this intense sky last week imprinted on my memory because today when I was selecting some of my hand painted fabrics, I found myself drawn to working with warm colours, particularly orange.
Auditioning orange printed fabrics with the poppy fabric. Below is the process I go through in choosing colours to accompany my hand painted fabrics. You may have your own way of choosing fabrics which allows for everyone's unique style in quilting.
|A variety of orange prints seems appropriate but there are is not much contrast between them.|
|What if a white print were introduced? No I think it detracts from the painting.|
|What about a triad of the secondary colours: orange, green and purple? If there was purple in the painting, I think this would be a yes but without it in the painting, the purple looks out of place.|
|The brightest green wins. I liked the dark green too but with the oranges to the darker tones, the piece may become too dark for what I was trying to achieve. I may move the oranges a bit but I like the colour combination.|
|Since I've have the those coloured strips out, I thought to try them with some other painted pieces. I think this would work.|
|Adding a red to the oranges does not do much as the value of the red strip is the same as the two darker oranges on the right.|
|No this won't work together.|
|The free motion stitched fox is not complete but he looks good with the oranges, I think.|
What process do you use in choosing coloured fabrics for your projects? Although I didn't need to use it today, I can highly recommend Joen Wolfrom's 3 in 1 Color Tool. http://joenwolfrom.com/color-design-tools/.