Looking For The Road

     I really am not looking forward to the next class I am registered for. And I knew, that as my week passed, I really better have an attitude adjustment. It wasn’t the amount of work or the inability to want to stretch a little further. I kept thinking about what my problem was with the class and after quite a bit of time wasted on figuring out my dread really was, I finally figured it out.  Two dreaded words: black and white.

     I know the first exercise will be working in black and white. It makes me shudder just thinking about it. So, the only cure for my dread: get out the black and white fabric and get to work. I wear black all the time. So what is the problem?

     With a black and white piece, you can see all the design flaws up close and personal.

      Keep going. Keep going. Get it out anyway. Make a small piece and move on from there. So, I did.

Looking For The Road
12×20 , 2011

    I even finished it. Just to remind myself that black and white isn’t so scary even though you can see all the design flaws.  I see what I don’t like but I also see what I do like.  It is a start.

    Be creative, my friends.

3 thoughts on “Looking For The Road

  1. mad elena

    Yes, b+w is cut and dry. No hiding there. Take heart, my friend. Consider it a sketch or an aid rather than a finished product.
    Color has so many variables. I’d use b+w to work out a composition. With its strong contrast, it’d highlight the arrangements of shapes & lines. If it looks good in b+w, then the transition into color is easier.

  2. Robbie

    Hmmmm For not liking b/w you did a great job! I like what ‘mad elena’ said..”If it looks good in b+w, then the transition into color is easier.” Interesting statement!

  3. Colleen Kole

    Yes wise Ellen, I do agree this is a study. I will try to correct what I don’t like and then translate it to color. 🙂

    Robbie-Thanks. Yes Ellen makes an interesting point.


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