Pam Kellogg. When you see black patches in a block it is usually with a darker palette or jewel tones.. It is very seldom you see it with pastels as Pam has done here... What makes the black work here??? The hat of course... not only the color of the hat but the irregular shape of it... Remember..."parts relating to parts and to the whole."
When I started this blog I did a whole series of posts on framing images.... If you missed them you might want to give them a look.... http://blocktalkwithgerry.blogspot.com/search/label/frames
Sorry I've neglected this blog of late but it seems like I've barely touched the ground since Wichita and the next 3 weeks don't look much better... Plus doing the photo shop examples are very time consuming... But I will be back mid-January... Happy Holidays everyone!
I LOVE talking about blocks, studying blocks, and playing with them in Photoshop... I am always on a quest for great blocks and trying to figure out what makes them so great ... So I started this companion blog that will be devoted to this quest. But also check out my regular blog at http://olderrose.blogspot.com
Monday, December 19, 2011
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Well when I placed this bird my eye was following the contour and the thrust of the bird which is upward.....not outward..
I am happy to answer questions at any time...
Sunday, December 4, 2011
I didn't like the foliage upper left and I don't know what processed me to have the bee flying off the block.. I found it very distracting... I also didn't like the bit of lace centered at the top... So to me the whole top of the block was weak and wimpy and the elements didn't work well together at all.
So I am happy with the foliage and that the bit of lace is gone.. It would have been nicer if the bee could disappear but not happening.... Even with the bee, the top section is stronger and in balance with the rest of the block...
I love the hummingbird on this block...it was done on felt with lovely watercolor silk threads... When I added it to the block I stuffed it slightly with batting so it is very dimensional when you see it in person... So it will be popped in tomorrow's mail and off again to Ritva in Finland... And my thanks again to her for returning it to me...